Walter O. Cunningham

Company C 22nd Infantry

DOD 09/29/1900

 

 

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, 1899
at Chillicothe, Missouri. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 7 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.

 

 

Burial:
Edgewood Cemetery
Chillicothe
Livingston County
Missouri

 

Grave marker for Walter O. Cunningham
The inscription reads:

W. O. CUNNINGHAM

CO.C

22ND U. S. INF

 

Photo by Celia Ireland from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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