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BURNES, JAMES

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In action against the enemy at Tientsin, China, 20 June 1900. Crossing the river in a small boat with three other men while under a heavy fire from the enemy, Burnes assisted in destroying buildings occupied by hostile forces.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Marine Corps Private

Conflict

Year of honor

born

China Relief Expedition 1900 Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts

Citation

In action against the enemy at Tientsin, China, 20 June 1900. Crossing the river in a small boat with three other men while under a heavy fire from the enemy, Burnes assisted in destroying buildings occupied by hostile forces.