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.
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
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.