William J. V. Pitcher (1918-2005), a native of England, was a member of the British Army from 1933 to 1957 where he saw service throughout Europe, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia, which included combat service in World War II and the Korean War. Shortly after his retirement from the military, he married Betty Jean Bass of Madison, Wisconsin and the two moved to Quebec, Canada where he was employed by the Iron Ore Company of Canada before returning to Madison in 1962 where he later operated Pitcher's Pub. He was given honorary membership in the American Ranger Association and he was a member of the British Legion and the Royal Marines Commando Association.
From the description of Oral history interview with William J. V. Pitcher [sound recording], 1996. (Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center). WorldCat record id: 263017648