William was born on May 2 1921 in Moor Row Cumberland England as the son of William and Doris Graham of Nainamo British Columbia. His parents were married on January 15 1920 in Cumberland. His brother was John B. Graham and his sister Evelyn Graham.
His profession was a miner and he was member of the Church of England. His hobbies were baseball, softball, basketball and reading most fiction.
He enlisted on September 27 1941 in Vancouver and he went overseas to the UK on March 29 1942 and thereafter to France for the D-Day landing on June 6 1944.
William was killed in action on Friday June 9 age 23 in the D Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried in Mondeville and reburied on February 25 1945 in Bretteville S/Laize.
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.