Not Will, Wil. It's short for Wilfred, but he doesn't like Wilf
because that was his grandad's name. Ambrose has no idea about the nuances of spelling and thinks he is calling him Will - imagining it short for William - for years.
Wil is the farmer's son who unwittingly set a romance in motion by inviting his old school friend Laurence to the Harvest barn dance in 1913 - he is, and forever remains, unaware of what happened
as a result of dragging a town boy along to a country thing, heh. I thought as he has such an important part in the development of this particular plot, he deserved a face, and a drawing, even though in writing he's only had one mention, no lines, and waved at one of the main characters from a distance, heh
It was also a nice change to draw a bit tougher
character for a change - being a hard physical worker he's quite muscly, and as everyone else in the story seems to be posh, a skinny boy, or a woman, I've never had the chance to draw big muscles before, heh