Fair, William Edward

Regimental Number: 102802
Rank: Private
Branch: 67th Battalion; 54th Battalion; 131st Battalion, Canadian Forestry Corps

William was born in Petersboro, Ontario on September 1, 1883. He enlisted in the Canadian army in September of 1915. On June 9, 1917 William was gassed, and only a short time later, on June 28, he received a gunshot wound to his right shoulder at Vimy Ridge. In October there was still a fairly large irregularly-shaped piece of shrapnel under the scapular spine on the left side, which was removed in December. After the war, around 1920, William and his wife (initials M.A.) settled in the Sturgeon Heights area, at 21-69-24-W5. They lived there until 1942. William died on July 17, 1954.

Sources: Where the Red Willow Grew p. 303; Across the Smoky p. 10, 52