In 1911, Richard Edward Davies was living in a cottage at Daresbury Hall, and employed as a groom. The other members of the household were David Johnstone, a chauffeur, and his wife Mary Anne, who was Richard’s sister.
He was born in 1894, in Little Ness in Shropshire. His father, John, was an agricultural labourer, and his mother was called Harriet.
He enlisted in the Border Regiment, with the regimental number 20576, and died of wounds received in battle on the Somme, on 4th July 1916. He was buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension Number 1, and is remembered on the war memorial in his home village of Little Ness.