DAVISON, John Cyril

Known as: 
Corporal (later Lieutenant)
Unit / Base: 
3 Commando
Prior Police Service: 
Birkenhead Police Force
Royal Armoured Corps
East Lancashire Regiment
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Honours & Awards: 
Friday, July 27, 1917
Corporal John Davison, No 3 Commando, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations at Bova Marina, Italy, between 28 August and 5 September 1943. [1][1a].
  • John Davison was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at 45 Woodsorrel Road, Birkenhead [2].
  • Selected for officer training.  Officer Cadet John Cyril Davison was commissioned to be 2nd Lt., with the East Lancashire Regiment on 28 July 1944 [3].
  • The death of Lieut. John Cyril (Jack) Davison MM, of Birkenhead, Wirral, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 78 issued March 1984.
[1] London Gazette 36327, page 256.
[1a] Recommendations for Awards / National Archives file WO373/4/101.
[1b] War Diary 26/27 August 1943 Appdx.A / List of troops landing for op at Bova Marina.
[2] The 1939 Register covering Birkenhead.
[3] London Gazette 36731, page 4576.

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