William Edwards


Sapper William "Black Bill" Edwards was one of two sappers named William Edwards in the Columbia Detachment.  Therefore it is very likely that there will be some confusion about the following information in regards to whom it is pertaining to.

As a Sapper Edward's Regimental Pay per Diem would have been 1s. 2 1/2d. plus Working Pay per Diem of 1s. to 4s.

Edwards received Crown Grant, Feb 20, 1872, for lot 265, Group 1, New Westminster District, 150-acres military grant. 

"Black Bill" came with Grant's group of carpenters and apparently became a housepainter and decorator in New Westminster and was a bricklayer in 1880. 

W. Edwards and D. J. Smith were employed maintaining the False Creek Trail in 1873.