Serving with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment), Douglas Arthur Davies, the son of Herbert Arthur and Elsie Davies, was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 17 October 1915. He was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps and appointed Flying Officer on 20 November 1917. Posted to Salonika with 150 Squadron in 1918, Lieutenant Davies scored ten victories flying the Sopwith Camel in the summer of 1918.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lt. Douglas Arthur Davies (Wilts. R.).
This officer sets a fine example of gallantry and courage, notably on two occasions. On the 12th of June he, single-handed, engaged four enemy scouts, one of which he shot down in flames and a second out of control; the latter was seen to catch fire on reaching the ground. Some weeks later he led his patrol of four scouts against a formation of eleven hostile machines; two of these were shot down in flames, the wings fell off another, and the remainder dispersed.