Gillard, William Henry “Gill”

Regimental Number: 9199
Rank: Lieutenant
Branch: 3rd Battalion; 1st Canadian Machine Gun Company

William was born in Englee, Newfoundland on April 15, 1880. He was awarded the Military Medal in October of 1916. William suffered from neurasthenia in 1911 as a result of the strain of service and infection. On September 29, 1918 at Cambrai he received gunshot wounds to the chest. After the war, William married Edna Rennie, the widow of his friend Gordon who had died in the war, in Toronto. They brought their family to the Beaverlodge area in the 1930s. William died on December 3, 1965.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 377