Birth and Childhood
Between 1856 and 1859 he attended the Plymouth New Grammar School (officially the Plymouth Subscription Classical and Mathematical School), a private school founded in 1822.
In 1859 he was studying with Charles B. Gray in Kilburn, when his father recommended that Sir Robert John Hussey Vivian nominate him to attend the Royal India Military College in Adiscombe (formerly the East India Company Military College). His college application form contains a wealth of information about him, prior to his acceptance at Adiscombe. In the 1861 Census of England and Wales he is listed as a pupil, and living in the “Barracks” at Adiscombe.
Marriage and Family
William and Louisa seem to have emigrated with their children to the United States around 1895.
In the 1900 US Census, the family is living in New York, along with William’s daughter Louisa’s husband Arthur Farr, and their son Harold.
William died of Cancer on January 29, 1903, aged 59 years.