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Name: Hiram Franklin Davison
Military Cross (MC)
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 22
Victories: 11
Born: 12 January 1894
Place of Birth: Bastard and Burgess, Leeds, Ontario
Died: January 1974
Place of Death: London, Ontario, Canada
 
 
The son of R. J. and Etta Davison, Hiram Franklin Davison was living in Forfar, Ontario when he enlisted (CEF #348659). Before he was wounded in action on 13 April 1918, Davison scored 12 victories as a Bristol Fighter pilot during March 1918.

Listed as Hiram Frank Davison in the London Gazette and Attestation Paper.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./2nd Lt. Hiram Frank Davison, R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During four days' operations he destroyed two enemy aeroplanes and drove down two out of control, while his observer destroyed one and drove down another out of control. He also assisted other members of his squadron in destroying enemy machines. He showed splendid courage and leadership, and set an excellent example to his comrades.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 06 Mar 1918 1400 22 Bristol Fighter (B1152) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Douai
2 08 Mar 1918 1245 22 Bristol Fighter (B1152) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Lille-Douai
3 08 Mar 1918 1245 22 Bristol Fighter (B1152) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Lille-Douai
4 08 Mar 1918 1310 22 Bristol Fighter (B1152) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) Douai
5 13 Mar 1918 1615 22 Bristol Fighter (B1155) 1 Pfalz D.III (DESF) Annoeullin
6 25 Mar 1918 0800 22 Bristol Fighter (A7243) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Havrincourt Wood
7 26 Mar 1918 1245 22 Bristol Fighter (A7243) 1 Pfalz D.III (DESF) E of Albert
8 27 Mar 1918 1130 22 Bristol Fighter (B1164) 1 Fokker DR.I (OOC) Albert
9 27 Mar 1918 1135 22 Bristol Fighter (B1164) 1 Fokker DR.I (DES) SE of Albert
10 29 Mar 1918 1530 22 Bristol Fighter (A7243) 1 C (DES) SE of Hangard
11 29 Mar 1918 1610 22 Bristol Fighter (A7243) 1 Rumpler C (OOC) E of Bervillers

1 Observer 2Lt Josiah Morgan
 
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