Regimental Number: 219854
Branch: 44th Battalion
William was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland on June 25, 1894. He joined the Canadian Army in October of 1915. According to his pay sheets, William’s pay was going to Miss Minnie MacKenzie in Ontario in 1917; there is no information concerning the nature of their relationship. William was awarded the Military Medal in 1919. Later in 1919, he filed on the southern half of 28-74-3-W6, though he canceled the southeast quarter. William filed on NE 21-74-3-W6 in 1921, and on NW 33-72-9-W6 in 1929, though he abandoned this property less than a year later.