Lay, William Nathan “Bud”

Regimental Number: 1037263
Rank: Private
Branch: 238th Battalion, Canadian Forestry Corps

Bud was born in Richmond County, Quebec on April 29, 1886. He came to Wembley in 1919 and operated a pool room and barber shop. For fifteen years he farmed on his property west of Beaverlodge (9-72-10-W6 and 18-72-10-W6). In 1968, due to health problems, Bud was taken to the veterans’ home in Edmonton. He died there on January 20, 1973.

Sources: Along the Wapiti p. 369; Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 24