William was born in 1889 in Yoxford, Suffolk. Son of Frederick George and Lydia Sarah Mower. He was baptised on the 14th July 1889 in the Parish of Saxmundam, Suffolk.
The 1891 census shows William aged 1 year living with his Parents at Little Street, Yoxford, Suffolk and the 1901 census shows William aged 11 years living with his Parents, 2 Brothers and Sister at The Park, Hessett, Stow, Suffolk. The 1911 census shows William aged 21 years and single living at Holwell House, Hatfield, Herts.
He is the head of the house hold and had one boarder a Harry A Clarke aged 21 years (Harry joined the Bedfordshire Regiment, and held the rank of Sergeant, Harry was awarded the Military Medal. He was Killed in Action on the 3rd May 1917 at the Battle of Arras). They were both Gardeners.