Nothing is known about Will's life before or during the outbreak. It is likely that he lived in or near Alexandria before the apocalypse.
When Glenn Rhee and Nicholas head out into town to set fire to a feed store to lure walkers away, the two come across a walker pinned under a car. Nicholas recognizes the walker as Will, a fellow Alexandrian, whom he and Aiden Monroe left for dead during a supply run. Nicholas states that he should be the one to put him down, and he does.
While Will, Aiden, and Nicholas were on a supply run, they ran into trouble with the zombies. As a result, Aiden and Nicholas chose to leave Will behind, resulting in his death and reanimation.
He was later stabbed in the head by Nicholas.
This list shows the victims Will has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies
- "Thank You" (Zombified)