Regimental Number: 2198433
Branch: Canadian Forestry Corps
Bill was born in Merritt, BC on April 3, 1899, though his attestation paper stated that he looked younger than his age and was “not sufficiently developed for full duty.” It is possible that Bill lied about his age. He enlisted in March of 1917 and served only in England. In 1924 Bill married Hilda Eleanor Smathers. They lived in East Pouce Coupe (5-79-13-W6). The couple separated in 1940, and Hilda died in 1942. Bill was later remarried to Margaret. He died in Buffalo Creek, British Columbia on September 19, 1952 (see letter on p. 45 and following of service file).
Sources: Homesteaders Heritage p. 88