Little is known of William. He was born in Coventry on 22 September 1885. By the time of the 1911 census, he had moved to Warrington, where he was boarding with George Robson and family, at 418 Knutsford Road. William was a watch repairer.
William’s name does not appear on the Daresbury Roll of Honour, but he is listed as an absent voter in Moore, in 1918. During the war he served with the RAF 20th Squadron, service number 15372.
William married Elizabeth Scarisbrick in 1912. They had three children, William C b1913, Kenneth R b1914 and Michael J b1921. The 1939 Register records William and Elizabeth living at White Cottage, Moss Lane, Moore, with Michael. William was still a watch repairer.
He died in 1955, aged 69 years.