No definite information has been found about H. W. Davies, other than he was an attendant at Notts. County Asylum (Saxondale) when war was declared. The Annual Reports of the Chief Medical Officer of the hospital show he joined the Armed Forces in November 1914 and was discharged before the end of 1916, due to being seriously wounded. His military unit was the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Herbert Walter Davies, the most likely person to have worked at the asylum, was born 1891 in Mickleover, Derby. 

1901 Census

Age nine living on Asylum Lane, Mickleover with father William, 36, asylum attendant, mother Lucy thirty-six and siblings Louisa, ten, Ellen, six and Jack, one. 

1911 Census

Age nineteen, living and working as an asylum attendant at Derby Borough Asylum, Rowditch, Derby. Name given is Walter. No detailed service records are available for Herbert Walter Davies. The following information is taken from his Medal Rolls Index Card, pension record card, silver war badge record and www.forces-war-records.co.uk.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 32929

Military Unit: Royal Army Medical Corps

Theatre of War: France

8.9.14​: Enlisted

21.2.15: Entered France


19.5.15: Listed as wounded on the War Office Casualty list. Attached to Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force), 2nd Battalion

28.2.16: Discharged due to wounds

He received a weekly pension of 40 shillings (£2) for 100% disablement due to a gunshot wound to the head. This was reduced to 36 shillings (£1.80p) for 90% disablement from 14.12.21.

Medals Awarded: 1914–1915 Star, British War and Victory. He received a Silver War Badge, no. 51289

Address in 1920: Strathavon, Western Road, Mickleover, near Derby

1921 Census

Address: Western Road, Mickleover

Occupation: None, disableded ex soldier

Household: parents William, watchman, and Lucy, sister Ellen, brother Frank

Died 5th January 1983

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Worked in the parish of Radcliffe on Trent at Notts County Asylum.