William Halford

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Birthday
18, 1841
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 7, 1919 (77)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
18, 1841
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 7, 1919 (77)

About

As a member of the United States Navy, he won the prestigious Medal of Honor for helping guide the USS Saginaw to safety in 1870. The Navy destroyer the USS Halford is named in his honor.

Before Fame

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1869 and saw thirty-four years of active duty.

Trivia

At the end of his life, he came out of retirement to assist the Navy during World War I.

Family Life

Born in Gloucestershire, England, he later relocated to the United States.

Associated With

He and Abraham Desomer were both recipients of the U.S. Navy's Medal of Honor.