Branch: 47th Infantry Regiment
William was born on January 5, 1896 in Foley, Minnesota. His parents, Peter and Sophia, came to the Peace Country around 1917. It is uncertain whether William ever lived here. He was drafted into the American Army and was killed his first day at the front on August 5, 1918, as was noted in the Grande Prairie Herald.
Source: Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 381