Harris, William John

Regimental Number: 255875
Rank: Private
Branch: 46th Battalion; 201st Battalion

William was born in Rutherglen, Ontario on October 3, 1871. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in May of 1916. In August of 1917, William had to repay the army for a mess tin cover and clasp knife that he had lost. William suffered from kidney disease in September of 1917 and was invalided to Canada in March the following year. He was discharged from the army on June 25, 1918. In 1919, William filed on the southern half of 27-76-21-W5. He died in Falher on October 31, 1949, while his brother from Saskatchewan was up for a visit.

Source: By the Peavine in the Smoky of the Peace p. 330