William Thatcher was raised by only his father in a small countryside village in Sussex England. His mother died when giving birth to him. His father was a great guide in his younger years. But William craved independence. At the age of 18 he left home for good. He began working as a trainee photographer at a small newspaper in a nearby town. William was a driven worker and by the time he was 22 he was an established photographer who had made a name for himself and so was therefore able to work freelance and run his own business. William's work consisted of traveling the globe taking photos of holiday destinations for travel companies. One of these trips brought him to Chernarus. The quiet, tranquillity of this island brought back nostalgia for William as it reminded him so much of where he had grown up back in England. After his work was complete he decided to stay for a few more weeks as he enjoyed it. This was the greatest mistake of his life. William was caught in the outbreak, and prevented from returning home, possibly ever. Currently he lives out of a tent in the woods in Pustoshka, seeking to find somewhere he can belong.