Bruce, William

Regimental Number: 101229
Rank: Private
Branch: 66th Battalion; 49th Battalion

William Bruce was born on March 11, 1877 in Dumbarton, Scotland. He came to Canada in the early 1900s and homesteaded three miles southwest of what would later be the site of Wembley. Billy joined the army during World War I and was gassed during his time overseas. In 1918, he returned to the Peace Country and once again took up farming. He died on June 4, 1945.

Sources: Along the Wapiti, p. 213 & 411