Rhode Island In the Philippine American War

The Philippine American War began on February 4, 1899 (a month and a half after the Spanish American War ended). It was a conflict local to the Philippines, being fought between the U.S. and the Filipinos in the archipelago. The war lasted officially until 1902, though fighting did occur as late as 1906. The war was fought between the U.S. and the Filipinos. Spain was not involved. It was a separate and different conflict from the Spanish American War. For more on the distinction between the Spanish American War and the Philippine American War see:  http://www.spanamwar.com/genealogy6.html

St. Francis Catholic Cemetery on Branch Avenue in Pawtucket, RI
Section E, Gravesite #38

Charles V. WIGLEY - b. 1880, Newark, NJ

22 October 1898 - Enrolled & Mustered in the 2nd U.S. Artillery Battery K for 3 years at Providence, RI  

28 February 1899 - Military Records - Private, "In Service"

22 August 1900 - Military Records - age 19, Company "C" - 46th Regiment Infantry - Indan, Province of Cavite, Luzon, PI -
Home:  356 Carpenter St Providence, RI.

26 August 1900 - Died at age 20 - Body returned to U.S. - Interred at St. Francis Cemetery Section 30 - Lot 144 - Grave 2.

Later relocated to WIGLEY Plot at Section E Gravesite #38

Henry A. WIGLEY - b. 1879, Staten Island, NY - d. 5 Dec 1916

22 June 1898 - Enrolled & Mustered In the U.S. Army Hospital Corps for 3 years at North Kingston, RI  

22 February 1899 - Military Records - Private, "In Service"

June 1900 - age 20 - Calalogan, PI - 29th Regiment Infantry - Hospital Corp.

28 June 1900 - age 20 - 12th U.S. Census - Military & Naval Personnel - Hospital No.3 Manila - Private Hospital Corp
Home:  152 Point St Providence, RI.

1902-6 - Mustered out of U.S. Army. Remained in Manila working as Health Inspector and treating Natives.

5 December 1916 - Died at age 37; probably of disease. Buried at Fort McKinley Cemetery adjacent to Hospital

Grave was in Section C - Site 5-6-1. He was not returned to U.S. as he was a civilian.

1948-1950 All Philippino Scouts & U.S. Civilians transferred from Ft. McKinley to Clark Cemetery, Clark Air Base, Angeles City, Luzon, PI

Headstone above is at Plot A - 2J - 16 - E. Clark Cemetery maintained by VFW Post 2485 "Grave Diggers" Fund.

Submitted by Ron Johnson

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