Regiment : South Staffordshire Regiment
Service number : 16261
Conflict : WW1
Memorial : Amblecote Holy Trinity Church
William Davies was born in Amblecote, Worcestershire. He married Jane Grosvenor, spinster, at Brierley Hill on 16th November 1912. The couple had 2 children: Alfred William born 28th May 1913 at Brierley Hill and Sarah Jane Gwendoline born 3rd November 1914 at Kingswinford.
William enlisted on 2nd December 1914 at Wolverhampton. He gave his age as 23 years 107 days, his trade as a Collier and his home address with Jane as 23 Rocks Hill, Brierley Hill. After enlistment he was posted to Plymouth on 8th December 1914 prior to joining the British Expeditionary Force in France on 24th March 1915. On 1st July 1916 he was wounded in France with a gunshot wound to his left thigh. After a short spell in hospital at Etaples, France, he was transferred to England where he was admitted to Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, Kent on 5th July 1916. He was discharged from hospital on 10th Oct 1916 and placed in Class W Army Reserve. After attending a medical board on 26th April 1917 William was discharged on 1st July 1917 at Lichfield as no longer physically fit for war service due to the gunshot wound in his left thigh. He had served 2 years 212 days.
Unable to locate a death record.