Company A 22nd Infantry
Patrick Mellon was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in 1871.
He enlisted as a Private for a
period of 3 years in Company C of the 8th Infantry on July 10,
at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 5 ¾ inches tall, had
dark brown hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Ironworker.
He was discharged from this enlistment as a Private on August 13, 1898 at Santiago de Cuba with a
character reference of Excellent.
Mellon was recorded as being
retained in service and enlisted as a Private in Company A of the
at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania for a period of 3 years on November 10, 1898. On this enlistment his previous
occupation was listed as Soldier.
Private Patrick Mellon died at
Manaclang, from dysentery while serving with the 22nd Infantry
in the Philippines, on February 27, 1901.
He was buried in the military
cemetery at San Isidro on the Island of Luzon
in grave # 12.
His remains were returned to New
York City aboard the transport MClellan
on December 1, 1902 and his body was shipped to his sister
Mrs. T. Richardson in Cleveland, Ohio.
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