Regimental Number: 183917
Branch: 102nd Battalion
William, or Ed, as he was known, was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on October 2, 1890. He enlisted in Red Deer in December of 1915. Ed became dangerously ill with pneumonia in December of 1916 and was in hospital until May of the following year. Sometime at the end of 1918 or beginning of 1919, Ed married Ethel Hilda May Hallebane, an Englishwoman from Sussex. The couple came to the Peace Country after the war and filed on a homestead at NE 24-74-6-W6 He later purchased NW 12-74-6-W6 as well. Around 1968 or 1969, Ed and Ethel moved to Merritt, BC, where Ed died on August 24, 1970.
Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over, p. 1147; Buffalo Trails p. 98