He appeared on the census taken on the night of 3rd April 1881, living in Great Yarmouth, England in the household of his mother, Charlotte Bensley. He was 14 years old.
In 1901 William Alexander may have been found when the census was taken. Possibly the fisherman with a wife (Emma born in Stokesby Norfolk in 1866) and 8 children born between 1887 and 1901 born in Yarmouth and Hull. They were living Myton Yorkshire.
William F Alexander 34 Emma A Alexander 35 Albert V P Alexander 14 Edith M Alexander 11 Arthur Alexander 9 Gertrude Alexander 7 William Alexander 5 Charles Alexander 3 Marian Alexander 1 Hilda Alexander 4 months.