Rank and Organization: Chief Master-at-Arms, U.S. Navy. Born: 12 June
1871, New York, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 525 29 July 1899.
On board the U.S.S. New York off the coast of Jamaica, 31 March 1899. Showing gallant
conduct, Stokes jumped overboard and assisted in the rescue of Peter Mahoney, watertender,