Born: 25 July 1891 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: He was the youngest of four children born to Joseph William Fleet, an ironmonger’s manager and his wife Elizabeth Helen, nee Tims. He married Jessie Alice Docker on 5 November 1925 in Penticton, British Columbia. No children can be found for the marriage.
Residence: On the 1891 Census his family were living in Alkington Road, Whitchurch. They were probably still living there when William was born in July of that year. By 1901 the family had moved to 183 Iffley Road, Cowley, Oxfordshire. William emigrated to Canada in 1909 and in 1911 he was living in Penticton, British Columbia. At the time of his death his home was in Grand Forks, British Columbia.
Employment: In 1911 he was a teamster and in 1914 a rancher. At the time of his death his occupation was a fruit inspector with the Dominion Department of Agriculture.
Died: 22 July 1948 in Grand Forks, British Columbia and buried on 26 July in the Lakeside Cemetery, Penticton, aged 56.
Regiment: Canadian Expeditionary Force (Canadian Mounted Rifles)
Service Number: 107209
Date of Enlistment: 8 December 1914
Date of Discharge: 17 January 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation
Other Information: In March 1916 he became dangerously ill with scarlet fever, diphtheria and paralysis.