Alexander, William Paul

Regimental Number: 1251125
Rank: Gunner
Branch: 78th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery

William Paul Alexander was born on October 4, 1897 in Rossland, British Columbia. He farmed at Rycroft (4-78-5-W6; 9-78-5-W6; 5-78-5-W6) after the war and served for a time as Spirit River’s councillor. He later moved to Appleton in 1935 to assist his sister, Jean, by then a widow. He married Ida Walker there. William died in 1966 and is buried next to his mother in the Rycroft cemetery.

Sources: Pioneers of the Peace p.122.