Thomas Joseph Kersey
Ordinary Seaman, USS Plymouth, U.S. Navy. Awarded for actions at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY.
July 26, 1876
Born in 1847 in Newfoundland, Kersey immigrated to the United States and joined the Navy from Everett, MA. Kersey died on April 16, 1888, and was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett.
Citation: Serving on board the USS Plymouth at the Navy Yard, New York, 26 July 1876, Kersey displayed bravery and presence of mind in rescuing from drowning one of the crew of that vessel.