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Walter Davison was born in Elton, Peterborough on 1 April 1895 and joined the Royal Field Artillery on 31 August 1914. He served with them during the Great War in the Egyptian theatre of War from 19 July 1915 and was promoted to Sergeant.

He was discharged on 10 June 1919, after which he enlisted in the Royal Air Force on 27 July 1921 and served with 30 Squadron in Iraq and Kurdistan from 14 October 1922, being promoted to Corporal on 1 October 1923.

He saw further service during the Second World War, based at R.A.F. Wittering and was promoted Flight Sergeant on 1 May 1941. He was awarded the British Empire Medal in the 1942 New Years Honours List, being presented with his B.E.M. by H.M. the King at Buckingham Palace. He was promoted to Warrant Officer on 1 June 1943 and was was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 22 November 1946.

He was discharged with the rank of Warrant Officer on 3 December 1951 and died on 13 March 1958.

The medals, left to right are, British Empire Medal, (Military) G.VI.R., 1st issue (348742 Flt. Sergt. Walter Davison. R.A.F.); 1914-15 Star (98421. Dvr. W. Davison. R.F.A.); British War and Victory Medals (98421 Sjt. W. Davison. R.A.); General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Kurdistan (348742 A.C.1. W. Davison. R.A.F.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Royal Air Force L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue (W/O. W. Davison. (348742) R.A.F.); Iraq, Kingdom, Active Service Medal.