Lived in Gloucester and compiled 'The first list of the Coleoptera of Glos.' for the Cotteswold Naturalists' Field Club in 1940 containing 1055 species. Atty (1983, v) notes that his main contributors were named as Morse, Lifton, Watkins, Davis, Rev. C.J.Nash, Rev. G.M.Smith, Edwards, C.G.Clutterbuck and C. Nicholson and that 'the great bulk of this manuscript is based on Davis's captures, along with the enigmatic Morse records.