From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas Davis '18

Date of birth: May 3, 1896

Date of death: July 21, 1918

Age: 22

Naval Academy Register

Thomas Hart Davis was admitted to the Naval Academy from South Carolina on June 23, 1914 at age 18 years 2 months.

He resigned on March 17, 1916.

Lucky Bag

"T.H. Davis" is among those listed under the heading "Lost In Action."


Thomas was lost on in Europe on July 21, 1918, likely in combat with the Germans, though unable to determine any details.

His loss was initially reported on August 1, 1918 as "wounded, degree of wound not determined."

Thomas was a member of the 12th Field Artillery Regiment, which was a part of the 2nd Infantry Division, I Corps, American Expeditionary Forces.

He was the son of an Army general; he was also survived by a sister and brother. Thomas is buried in El Paso, Texas.

Thomas is listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.

Class of 1918

Thomas is one of 14 members of the Class of 1918 on Virtual Memorial Hall.