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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 22/07/1860 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. 19/06/1903 Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 22/01/1886 Norfolk, Virginia.

 

Born on July 22, 1860, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Davis joined the Navy from that city. By January 22, 1886, he was serving as a landsman on the receiving ship USS Dale. On that day, while at Norfolk, Virginia, he jumped overboard from a ferry and rescued Ordinary Seaman John Norman from drowning. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

On board the U.S. Receiving Ship Dale off the Wharf at Norfolk, Va., 22 January 1886. Jumping overboard from the ferryboat, Davis rescued from drowning John Norman, ordinary seaman.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: MONTROSE CEMETERY, UPPER DARBY, PENNSYLVANIA.

Section G, Lot 515

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph H Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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