William Oakley (Medal of Honor)
August 8, 1860|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Rank||Gunner's Mate Second Class|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 8 August 1860, Colchester, England. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Oakley displayed extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.