18 October 2009

Medal of Honor: W. Seach

WILLIAM SEACH

Ordinary Seaman, US Navy; USS Newark (C 1)

Born: 23 May 1877, London, England
Died: 24 October 1978, Brockton, Massachusetts

Citation: In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China during the battles of 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900. June 13: Seach and 6 others were cited for their courage in repulsing an attack by 300 Chinese Imperialist soldiers and Boxer militants with a bayonet charge, thus thwarting a planned massive attack on the entire force. June 20: During a day-long battle, Seach ran across an open clearing, gained cover, and cleaned out nests of Chinese snipers. June 21: During a surprise sabre attack by Chinese cavalrymen, Seach was cited for defending gun emplacements. June 22: Seach and others breached the wall of a Chinese fort, fought their way to the enemy's guns, and turned the cannon upon the defenders of the fort. Throughout this period and in the presence of the enemy, Seach distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

2 comments:

Amy said...

Hello, I found your blog while doing online searches for my great-grandfather, William B. Seach the Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from the Boxer Rebellion. This may be a long shot, but I'm hoping you may be able to help me given your extensive knowledge. I am desperately trying to find my great-grandfather's medals. After his death in 1978 (when I was only 2 years old), my mother's aunt & cousins were in possession of the medals. According to family history, his medals were donated to a musueum--in Quincy or Weymouth possibly. I'd love to find out where exactly so that I can take my own children--Boppie's great-great-grandchildren--someday to see the honors that he earned. (Boppie was the affectionate name given to him by his grandchildren and how we, newer generations, have heard about him for years). I would appreciate any help you could possibly give me as I'm not sure where, or how, to even start looking!
You can reach me at amkcook2001@yahoo.com.
Thanky you!
Amy Cook

Anonymous said...

Are you related to Bill Seach? You might try looking up Ramsey Seach.