Rollins, William Henry

Regimental Number: 859845
Rank: Private
Branch: 179th Battalion

William was born in Renfrew, Ontario on March 17, 1876 (he lied about his age when he enlisted). He married Annie Henry in 1902; Annie died on April 18, 1909, days after the birth of their third child. William later married Mary and they had four children. In March of 1916, William enlisted in the Canadian Army. He suffered from blood poisoning in October of 1916 and was discharged on March 22, 1917, having been found medically unfit. In 1918, he filed on NE 13-79-5-W6 and SW 27-76-6-W6. William died on his farm in the Woking area in August of 1932.

Sources: Burnt Embers p. 188