Wally was born on August 19, 1922 at Beaverton, Ontario.
He attended schools in Beaverton and Keene, Ontario. He enlisted in the RCAF on February 28, 1941.
He was at the Manning Pool in Toronto; #1 Equipment Depot; #4 Wireless School, Guelph; #7 B&G School at Paulson, Manitoba; #2 A.O.S. at Edmonton.
He received his WAG at Paulson on June 8, 1942 and was posted overseas arriving at Bournemouth England on September 5, 1943. He trained at #32 OTU, Pat Bay(Hampdens) and #82 OTU at Gamston, England.
He was posted to #419(Moose) Squadron at Middleton, St. George.
His crew on OPS: Jack Bell, Pilot; Don Barron, B/A; Dick Barrett, Nav.; Jim Priest, F/E; Harry Strain, rear A/G;
Charlie Murphy, MUG; (Wally says that his a/c was KB 722 “A Able”; Andy Mynarski’s a/c was KB 726 . “We were the first crew screened on “A Able” and we were an all Canadian Crew”).
Wally left the RCAF at Trenton, Ontario on February 1, 1945.
Wally was in the wholesale hardware sales to construction, mining, lumbering, industrial, municipal accounts across Ontario (34 years). Now still selling pre-engineered steel buildings and erecting them through his own company.
Wally is happily married to Ellie. They have three children, Paulette in Florida; Colleen in Toronto and son Bryan in Wallaceburg and have four grandsons.
Wally spends a lot of time playing duplicate bridge in various bridge clubs and tournaments.
Guard Duty #1 Equipement Depot
Pier 4 Waterfront, Toronto,