David Evan Davies was born at Kirkdale in 1896. He was the son of Joseph Owen Davies and Sarah (nee Evans).
His parents were both born at Llanrwst, Denbighshire, Wales but were married at Birkenhead in 1894.
At the time of the 1911 census David was a draper's apprentice and was living with his parents and only sibling, Joseph Owen junior, at 22 Bedford Road, Bootle. His father was a railway porter.
David's medal card shows that he enlisted on the 3rd November 1915. He served with the 2/5th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment (service no 380052) and was discharged from the army on the 20th September 1918 as the result of wounds sustained in action. He was issued with a Silver War Badge which he could wear to show he was an ex-serviceman. 
He died at the Victoria Hospital, Blackpool on the 20th March 1920 and was buried at Bootle Borough Cemetery.
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times on the 1st April 1921.
   On Thursday of last week the remains of Mr. David E. Davies, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Davies, 5, Beatrice-street, were laid to rest at Bootle Cemetery. The Rev. T.C. Roberts (Trinity-road) and Hugh Evans (Spellow-lane) officiated, and the very large and representative gathering of relatives and friends present bore testimony to their esteem and regard for the deceased gentleman.
   The services conducted at the house , cemetery chapel, and graveside were most impressive. The coffin was borne by six young men from Trinity-road Welsh Presbyterian Church - Messrs. R.L. Jones, Tom Jones, D.T. Jones, Felix Evans, M.P. Williams and Ewart Harris. The firms of Messrs. Owen Owen, Ltd., and J.R. Barbour were represented, the latter firm by the proprietor. Beautiful floral tributes were sent by the following:- Father, Mother and Brother; Uncle David, Auntie and Boys; Uncle John, Auntie and Girls; All at 87, Bebington-road, New Ferry; Uncle Griff and Cousins; Uncle William, Auntie and Cousins; Auntie & Cousins, Colwyn Bay; Auntie and Cousins, Higher Tranmere; Auntie Grace and Auntie Ellen; Young Men of Trinity-road Welsh Wesleyan Chapel; Girl Friends of Trinity-road Welsh Wesleyan Chapel; Margery and Jack; Edith and Fel; War Committee, Owen Owen, Ltd.; Friends at Own Owen, Ltd.; Fellow Employees of J.R. Barbour (Liverpool and Bootle); Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Williams; Miss Ruth Foulkes; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. Haris and Family; Supt. and Staff, K.L.C.C., Blackpool; Pensioners at K.L.C.C., Blackpool; Comrades in G.2 Hut, K.L.C.C., Blackpool; Hy. Greswolde-Williams, K.L.C.C., Blackpool; Stanley and Dick; Emlyn and May; E.T.E., Preston.
   Since his discharge from the Army Mr. D.E. Davies had been in indifferent health, but he bore his affliction with great fortitude. The end came after a brief illness at the age of 25 years, whilst attending a combined course of medical treatment and technical training at Blackpool; and, although his stay there lasted but six weeks, there is ample evidence that his charming manner had won for him many friends. The deceased young gentleman was a member of Trinity-road Welsh Wesleyan-Chapel, where his sterling Christian character had ennobled and made him beloved in the sight of all his associates. He held from time to time, various offices in connection with the church, and was particularly interested in the Literary Society. He worked at all times, with characteristic diligence and willingness and from deep spiritual conviction, his chief sphere of labour being the Sunday School, of which he had been secretary, and a teacher in the primary department. He was a pattern and an inspiration to a his fellow-workers and friends, and his memory will be cherished for a long time to come. The loss of this excellent young character is indeed irreparable, and heartlfelt sympathy is extended to his sorrowing parents and brother.

Bootle Times 1st April 1921

Probate of his estate was obtained at Liverpool by his father on the14th April 1921. His effects were valued at 134 7s  (5,100 at current values.)
As David died after he was discharged from the Army he is not officially war dead. Although he is not commemorated by the CWGC his name appears on Bootle Civic Memorial.