Baptised in St Mary's Church, Wheatley on 1 November 1885, son of William Davis, general labourer, and Eleanor Ann, born in Reading. The family were living on High Street in 1891. In 1911 William J. Davis junior was single, an engine driver (tractor agricultural) and was boarding at the home of Alice Carpenter of Sidwell, Steeple Aston, Oxon. No detailed record of his war service could readily be found: five of this name served with the Rifle Brigade. There was a William Davis living in Chapman's Yard in 1921. William died on 23 February 1971, aged 86, and is buried in Wheatley churchyard.