Alfred is the son of Henry and Mary Davis, born about 7 months after Henry died. His birth was registered in the September quarter of 1877 and he was baptised 5 August 1877 at Christ Church Birmingham. He appears in the 1881 census, which is the last definite record of him, although he may have enlisted with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in 1895 and served with them until his discharge in 1907. A marriage to Lucy Harding registered in 1910 can be disregarded, as can the two entries in the Birmingham 1939 Registers. He possibly died in Birmingham in the June quarter of 1949.