"They took Dave!"
— Unknown Glader

Dave was a Glader who had a very minor role in The Maze Runner book.


On the third night after the Doors stopped closing, Grievers entered the Glade and took Dave from the farm. Thomas mentioned that he thought the other Gladers in his room were feeling guilty, but relieved that it wasn't them and that they might be safe for one more night, and that what Gally said may be the truth. Thomas went after the Grievers who took Dave so he could attempt to save Dave and be stung; thus recover parts of his memory through The Changing that would help the Gladers and him get out of the Maze. Dave isn't mentioned later on in the book, so it can be assumed that Thomas was unable to save him and he was killed.

He did not appear in the film, although the name "David" was engraved on the wall.