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Everett S. Davis

Seaman, Second Class, U.S. Navy

06500751

USS Vincennes

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: August 9, 1942
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart

SEAMAN SECOND CLASS EVERETT SHOCKLEY DAVIS was born in 1925, the seventh child born to Elmer W. and Bertha Davis. In 1930 Elmer Davis was operating a truck farm in Delaware Township NJ, and besides Everett, there were seven other brothers and sisters at home. Oldest sisters Anna and Elizabeth had gone to work as a movie usher and department store salesgirl, respectively.  The other children were Ruth, Edith, Elmer Jr., Earl, and Delores.

Everett Davis was 17 when he was killed in action on August 9, 1942 during the Battle of Savo Island. He was survived by his parents, who had moved to a house at 230 Wilbur Avenue in Delaware Township NJ; brothers and sisters. Delaware Township became Cherry Hill in 1961.


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