Regimental Number: 279460
Branch: 5th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops
William was born in Bracebridge, Ontario on November 17, 1893. He was working as a machinist in Edmonton at the time of his enlistment in April of 1916. William suffered from shrapnel wounds to his left hand and back in October of 1917. He filed on NW 36-74-9-W6 in 1918, though he later canceled this homestead. William appears to have remained in the area for some time, as a present address card in his military service file lists La Glace as his residence.