William is a Swedish hunter from the Northern part of Sweden called Norrland. Hunting deer, moose and other animals in order to sell both meat and pelts to make his living. After losing a two-year old son called Tony and a loving wife by the name of Evelina, after a severe housefire, he was broken both physically and mentally, drowning his overwhelming sorrows in alcohol, bottle after bottle. He settled down in an isolated and ill-treated cabin in the woods. He lived there on his own, drowning himself in work and alcohol, never leaving home unless it was to buy supplies and groceries. Though one day, doing exactly that, he found a Russian tourist by the name of Svetlana. They met, spoke and bonded surprisingly fast and well, some would call it love at first sight or a godsent gift from the Lord. He moved to Chernarus a few years before the outbreak to settle down with his newfound, Russian wife, Svetlana. They lived in Berezino up to the outbreak, and with his wife brutally slain during the turmoil resulted by the infections spread, he left with waves of refugees to settle, albeit momentarily, in Elektro. He lived there for some time, though after seeing no changes for the better, he decided the best way to avoid the hordes of undead ferals was to head into the wild, hunting and scavanging for supplies to trade at any populated posts or villages, houses or anything of the likes he may encounter.