Regimental Number: 101350
Branch: 66th Battalion; 49th Battalion; 9th Reserve Battalion; 21st Reserve Battalion
William was born in Burnley, England on February 12, 1895. He immigrated to Canada and farmed in the south Peace until he enlisted in the Canadian army in 1915. On September 16, 1916, during the Battle of the Somme, William received a gunshot wound to his right thigh. He spent three months in hospital. He was also wounded in the left hand on October 3, 1918. William was granted permission to marry on August 8, 1917 and returned to Grande Prairie in 1919 with his English bride, Mary.
Sources: Pioneers of the Peace p. 347