William enlisted on 22nd October 1915. He was 31 years and 5 months old and was a fireman by trade. He went to 'G' Coy, where he did his training, then was transferred to the 144th Field Ambulance. He was not engaged in the performance of military duty when he was accidentally killed. He was the son of Peter Daniels of 68 Taylor Street, Middledon ; and the husband of Mary Jane Daniels, of 15, Albany St., Middleton.