b. 19/09/1885 Mankato, Minnesota. d. 09/09/1965 Seattle, Washington.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/07/1905 USS Bennington.
Raymond joined the U.S. Navy from Puget Sound, Washington. He was stationed aboard the USS Bennington (PG-4) as a Quartermaster Third Class and is a US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. On July 21, 1905, while at San Diego, California, a deadly boiler explosion ripped through the U.S.S. Bennington. Of the ships 197 officers and crew, 62 were killed and more than 40 were wounded. Quartermaster Third Class Raymond Davis was one of ten members of the Bennington’s crew who received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions to rescue comrades and minimize damage in the explosion and resulting fires. For his actions he received the Medal of Honor on January 5, 1906.
He died September 9, 1965 at Retsil Veterans Home, Port Orchard and is buried in Seattle, Washington in the Calvary Cemetery, in the St. Paul plot, Section 2, Lot 39, Site 4.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Bennington, for extraordinary heroism displayed at the time of the explosion of a boiler of that vessel at San Diego, Calif., 21 July 1905.
BURIAL LOCATION: CALVARY CEMETERY, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.
ST PAUL, SECTION 2, LOT 39, SITE 4
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.