Nadalin, Edward Eugene

  • Township: North Oxford
  • Rank: Sergeant Major
  • Branch: Royal Canadian Army
  • Date of birth: November 5, 1920
  • Where born: Beachville, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of death: April 28, 2002
  • Burial location: Beachville Cemetery, Beachville, Ontario, Canada
  • Wars Served: World War II
  • Years of service: 1940 - February 1946
  • Country enlisted with: Canada

Biography

Edward Eugene Nadalin, third son of Anthony and Mary Beatrice (Mote) Nadalin was born on November 05, 1920 a few weeks premature.


Edward married Jessie Amelia Springall on September 14, 1940 in Ingersoll, Ontario. Jessie and Edward welcomed their daughter, Sandra Joan Nadalin, on August 25, 1941. She was born in Woodstock.

That same year (1940) he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Army.  He was in the Oxford Rifles where he was later promoted to Sargent Major in France. During his enlistment under the Headquarter Unit, he served campaigns in France, Belguim and Germany. These were under the Elgin Regiment. Edward was discharged in February of 1946 and returned to Beachville and then moved to Woodstock to work as the Manager of the Liquor Store.

Edward was very passionate about carpentry. He and his grandson, Gavin, spent many an hour producing very authentic pieces of furniture. After retiring, Edward spent his time between Canada and Florida, USA. Due to complications from a heart attack while in Florida, Edward died on April 28, 2002. He is buried in the Beachville Cemetery in Beachville, Ontario.

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