Raison, William John

Regimental Number: 2020412
Rank: Private
Branch: 7th Battalion

William was born in Devonport, England on January 25, 1884. He filed on NE 36-72-3-W6 in 1917 and was drafted in November of that year. In February of 1918, William was granted permission to marry F.C. On August 8, 1918, William was seriously wounded at Amiens. He received machine gun bullets to his head and neck; the bullet entered the right side of his head and came out the left side of his neck, causing complete paralysis of his left vocal cord. William died in Vancouver on July 22, 1963.

Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 378