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.