Bill played 49 times for the Straw Plaiters.
The Bognor Regis Observer published a profile and sketch of William in their 12th April 1899 edition, below.
William moved from Luton to Liverpool then Northampton.
He married Clara Agnes Hobbs on the 15th October 1911.
He rose from being a shoe finisher to a bootmaker in Northampton.
William was a Gunner in Royal Garrison Artillery.
He passed away in Northamption at the end of 1949.