Merton, William

Rank: Private

Unit: M Trp, 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: December 21, 1898 in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was 22 yrs 10 mos.

Date of birth: 1876

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Occupation prior to enlistment: Laborer

Campaign: Spanish American War

Died: 30 November 1900

Age at death: 23 or 24

Cause of death: Fracture of skull from fall

Location of fatality: Hamilton Barracks, Placetas, Cuba

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Place of interment: JeffersonBarracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri

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Note: He stood 5’6½” with blue eyes, dark brown hair, and dark complexion.