Source: September 1916 K.I.A.
“54251 Private (18th Battalion, Western Ontario Regiment) William Roscoe Pickard (b.1885) of Moose Jaw was KIA 19160915 at Courcelette and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial for soldiers who perished in northern France with no known grave. He was the son of Peter T. and Martha Pickard of Goulais River, Algoma district, Ontario. William was born at Chatham, Kent Co., and was a fireman when he enlisted in the 28th Battalion at Moose Jaw late in 1914. For unknown reasons he re-enlisted at London, Ontario, early in 1915. Pickard was actively involved with the 60th Rifles at Moose Jaw for two years.”