Military Cross, GVR, in Box of issue, privately engraved (Henry A. Davis, Arras April 4th 1918), toned very fine, mounted on wearing pin T/Lt Henry Abraham Davis, 15th (Service) Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers (1st Salford Pals).
Military Cross London Gazette 26th July 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a party of 30 men in an attack on a trench garrisoned by about 100 of the enemy. Owing to his example and courage they cleared about 200 yards of the trench, established a block, and killed a large number of the enemy. Although wounded twice in the knee and thigh, he refused to leave the trench until it was cleared and with revolver and bombs killed many of the enemy himself.
Henry Abraham Davis was commissioned as a Temporary Second Lieutenant from Cadets and ex-Cadets of the Officer Training Corps on the 20th July 1915; he landed in France in June 1916 and was discharged with a Silver War badge (no B/13467) on the 6th November 1918.
The 1st Salford Pals were in action on the 1st July 1916 when the Battalion attacked Thiepval, they had casualties of 470 from an attacking force of 624, and it would seem a possibility that 2nd Lt Davis took part in this attack having joined the battalion in June of 1916.