Raymond E. Davis

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Raymond E. Davis
Born(1885-09-19)September 19, 1885
Mankato, Minnesota
DiedSeptember 9, 1965(1965-09-09) (aged 79)
Seattle, Washington
Place of burial
Calvary Cemetery
Seattle, Washington
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Navy
RankQuartermaster Third Class
UnitUSS Bennington (PG-4)
AwardsMedal of Honor

Raymond Erwin Davis (September 19, 1885 – September 9, 1965) was a quartermaster third class serving in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Born in Mankato, Minnesota, Davis joined the U.S. Navy from Puget Sound, Washington. He was stationed aboard the USS Bennington (PG-4) as a quartermaster third class when, on July 21, 1905, one of the USS Bennington's boilers exploded while it was in San Diego, California. For his actions received the Medal of Honor on January 5, 1906.[1][2]

He died September 9, 1965, at Retsil Veterans Home, Port Orchard and is buried in Seattle in the Calvary Cemetery,[3] in the St. Paul plot, section 2, lot 39, site 4.[3]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Quartermaster Third Class U.S. Navy. Place and date: On board the U.S.S. Bennington, 21 July 1905. Entered service at: Puget Sound, Wash. Born: 19 September 1885, Mankato, Minn. G.O. No.: 13, 5 January 1906.


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.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Interim Awards, 1901-1911; Davis, Raymond E. entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 5, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
  2. ^ "Bennington". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. February 8, 2006. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
  3. ^ a b John Griffith (November 11, 2003). "Raymond E. Davis". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved September 22, 2010.

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