JAMES H. WINLOCK, MIDN, USN
James Winlock '72
Date of birth: 1851
Date of death: March 2, 1873
James Henry Winlock was admitted to the Naval Academy from Kentucky on September 21, 1868 at age 16 years 5 months.
James died on March 2, 1878 of "a congestive chill" while at sea on board the 2nd rate steamer Hartford. He was 21 years old.
He is buried in Malaysia.
Midshipman, 25 September, 1868. Graduated 1 June, 1872. Died 2 March, 1873.
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