Biography of Pritchard, William A., b. 1889

William A. Pritchard (b. 1889) immigrated to Vancouver from England in 1911. He was head of the Vancouver Longshoremen’s Union, executive member of the Vancouver Trades and Labor Council, a member of the Socialist Party of Canada, and an organizer of the One Big Union. He spoke in Winnipeg at Victoria Park on June 12, 1919 and was arrested while he was on his way back to British Columbia. He was found guilty of seditious conspiracy and sentenced to a year’s imprisonment. He returned to British Columbia, where he had a long career in provincial politics.

Mentioned in:


  1. Letter from Great War Veterans Assoication to returned soldiers 1919
  2. Letter of 20 March 1919 from S. R. Keeling to W. A. Pritchard
  3. Letter of 24 March 1919 from W. A. Pritchard to S. R. Keeling
  4. Letter of 25 March 1919 from the Central Executive of the OBU to Labor Temple in Vancouver
  5. Circular 1706 of 23 June 1919 Socialist Party of Canada
  6. Summary of meetings, Winnipeg Printing Pressmen Assistants and Feeders Union, Local No. 87, May 15, June 2, 9, 13, 16, 18, 1919 and June 23, 1919, p. 186-188


  1. Letter of 28 January 1921 from F. J. Dixon to A. Meighen and Hugh Guthrie
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