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Charles Trevor Davis was born in Cardiff and educated at Whitby County School (although the CWGC has his parents being of Grindleford, Derbyshire and his name is on the war memorial there). He entered the RAF College, Cranwell on 27th April 1939 as a Flight Cadet. The advent of war caused the course to be shortened and on its completion in May 1940 Davis was granted a Permanent Commission.
He joined 238 Squadron in June 1940. On 13th July Davis shared in the destruction of two Me110’s and a Do17, on the 20th he shared a Me109, on the 21st shared a Me110 and a Do17 and on the 27th destroyed a Ju87. He claimed a Me110 destroyed on 8th August, two Me110’s on the 13th, damaged a Ju88 on 12th September, probably destroyed a He111 on the 15th and damaged a Ju88 on the 21st. He was awarded the DFC (gazetted 25th October 1940).
Davis was killed on 26th March 1941 when he flew into a hill coming down through cloud near Winchester. He was 20 years old.
He was cremated at St John’s Crematorium, Woking, Surrey.
His brother, Michael Harburn Davis, was a Lieutenant in HM Submarine Rainbow. This was lost with all hands in the Adriatic between 13th and 19th October 1940. It is believed to have collided with an Italian freighter. MH Davis was 26 and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.