Russell, William Allen “Bill”

Regimental Number: 1262294
Rank: Private
Branch: Canadian Army Service Corps; Royal Air Force.

William was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 4, 1896. In March of 1916 he enlisted in the Canadian Army and worked as an army mechanic in England until he transferred to the RAF. After the war, William came to the South Peace and filed on the southern half of 34-71-9-W6. In 1937, he married Florence Hopps. They had three children. William died on February 2, 1971.