Regimental Number: 100154
Branch: 49th Battalion; 7th Field Company, Canadian Engineers
William was born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland on August 31, 1882. He came in over the Edson Trail in 1912 and on September 9 filed on NE3-73-5-W6 in the Morningview (Sexsmith) area. William enlisted in the Canadian army in July of 1915. He received a shrapnel wound to the back on July 1, 1916. After the war, on December 31, 1920, he filed on SE10-73-5-W6 as his Soldiers Settlement Board property. William married Mary in 1922, and died on December 6, 1960 in Victoria, BC.
Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over, p. 102