William Arthur Davies was born on 24 January 1894 at Chesterton North, Stafford, England.
The 1901 Census shows that the family lived at 2 Gas Street, Rhyl, Flintshire. The head of the family was George Davies, a Private in the Army Service Corps. His wife Elizabeth Davies (nee Potter) and their four children – William Arthur Davies aged 7, George T Davies aged 5, Annie May Davies aged 2 and James Davies aged 9 months.
The family at some time moved to live at 6 Kinmel Terrace, Rhyl, Flintshire.
William Arthur Davies was educated at Christ Church, Church of England School, Rhyl, Flintshire. He later obtained employment as a Porter on the London and North Western Railway.
In 1910 he joined the Special Reserve and was called up on mobilization on 4 August 1914 and transferred to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He served as a Stretcher Bearer on the Field, was twice wounded before being transferred to the Headquarters Staff in France.
He is also remembered on a Remembrance plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.
There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for him at the County Archives Office, Hawarden which is dated 12 September 1919.