WW1 Gordon Highlanders / Royal Air Force CBE, MC, Order of the Rising Sun Group of Eight Medals.
Awarded to Group Captain Edward Humphrey Davidson CBE., MC. who by the end of the Great War was serving as Director of Intelligence Air Ministry and was recalled in 1939 to undertake similar work. Comprising:Commander of the Order of the British Empire neck badge, Military Cross, 1914/15 Star, “CAPT GORD HIGHRS”, British War Medal, Victory Medal, MID Oak Leaf “LT COL E.H. DAVIDSON RFC”, Defence Medal, War Medal, Japanese Order of the Rising Sun 3rd Class neck order. MC and campaign medal mounted as originally worn. ... Accompanied by miniature medal group. Both groups contained in original specially fitted leather and velvet case. ... Also a quantity of research and yellow metal locket.
CBE London Gazette 3rd June 1919. Military Cross London Gazette 15th February 1917. Order of the Rising Sun 4th January 1921. MID Four Times. Group Captain Edward Humphrey Davidson CBE., MC was born in 1886 and after being educated at Harrow entered Sandhurst and in 1906 was commissioned in the 2nd Bn Gordon Highlanders, he joined the Battalion in India. At the outbreak of the War he found his Battalion posted to Egypt and in 1915 transferred to the Western Front and was appointed the Staff. By December 1917 he was serving as a Staff Officer attached to the Royal Flying Corps and on creation of the Royal Air Force transferred with the rank of Lt Col. He resigned his commission in the RAF and was posted to the Staff of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in 1919 and held this post until 1920. In the interwar years he held posts as Private Secretary to the Governor of Victoria and a similar role to the Governor General South Africa. At the outbreak of WW2 he was recalled and employed with Bomb Intelligence at Bomber Command. He is noted as been wounded whilst on active service. He died in 1962.