According to his attestation papers dated November 12, 1914 at Toronto, William Edward Munson was born on June 17, 1889 in Carp, Ontario (Carleton). He listed W.H. Munson of Carleton Place, Ontario has his next of kin. He was a clerk and indicated that he belonged to an active militia but had no previous military experience. He was 25 years and 5 months of age and stood 6 feet tall. He had blue eyes, light hair and a fair complexion. He was a Methodist.
Additional notes on his papers are as follows: Discharge Depot Quebec September 16/16. Have examined William Edward Munson and found he has been wounded through provision portion of eminence of right hand in upper portion of 1st and 2nd meta corpal bones. Both scars healed. Meta corpal joint of thumb is fixed in semi adducted portions, some deformities back of hand from evertions about injured bone G.S.W. through inner upper third of right thigh no disability other wise + find him fit and in good health. M.F. Coglan CAMC.