Walter O. Cunningham
Company C 22nd Infantry
Walter O. Cunningham was born in Missouri in 1878.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company C of the 22nd Infantry on July 17,
at Chillicothe, Missouri. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 7 ¾ inches tall, had dark brown hair,
blue eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Laborer.
Private Cunningham died of
chronic dysentery and gangrene of the face at Manila,
while serving with the 22nd Infantry in the Philippines on September 29, 1900.
Below is his listing in a report
of deaths in Company C in the Philippines,
prepared by the Company Commander, Captain Henry G. Lyon:
Note that Captain Lyon indicated
that Private Cunningham's body was embalmed
for shipment to the United States.
The application for the
headstone for Walter O. Cunningham
Note the identification of Private Company C 22nd Regiment U.S. Infantry.
Grave marker for Walter
The inscription reads:
W. O. CUNNINGHAM
22ND U. S. INF
Photo by Celia Ireland from the Find A Grave website
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