Clifton Lionel Davy: Military Cross 1916
Although Davy was not much of a scholar, he proved himself on the battlefield. After completing only one term at St John's, Davy signed up with the West Yorkshire Regiment in December 1914. Initially awarded the rank of Second Lieutenant, Davy moved up to a Captain in the Machine Gun Corps.
He was wounded in the shoulder by shrapnel fire on 21 July 1916. Davy went to the dressing station where medical staff removed a large number of splinters from the wound. Once patched up, Davy returned to his command on the battlefield; where according to contemporary reports, 'he did fine work.' Davy was wounded a second time in on 21 Aug 1916 and was repatriated back to the UK to complete his service at Home.