Nadalin, James Aubrey

  • Township: North Oxford
  • Branch: Merchant Marines
  • Date of birth: September 14, 1927
  • Where born: Beachville, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of death: June 9, 1993
  • Burial location: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
  • Wars Served: World War II
  • Years of service: - 1945
  • Country enlisted with: United States


James Aubrey Nadalin was the seventh son born to Anthony and Mary Beatrice (Mote) Nadalin on September 14, 1927.
James was with the Merchant Marines out of New York, USA.  He was an Upper Deck Seaman in the Norweigian fleet. The Merchant Marines are known as the unsung heroes of World War II. They were the supply line that provided vital war cargo which included virtually everything Allied armies needed in order to survive and fight on foreign battlefields. He was discharged on August 13, 1945 and returned to Canada on October 13, 1945 out of New York, USA. James worked at the quarry (Stelco) for the duration of his career.
James married Katherine Francis Doyle on April 28, 1951 in Ingersoll, Ontario. They expanded their family to include six siblings.  Margaret Mary Nadalin was born on March 26, 1951; Judith Sheila Nadalin was born on November 14, 1953; James Hugh Nadalin was born on February 20, 1957; David Doyle Nadalin arrived February 01, 1959; Jeffrey Scott Nadalin was born on January 18, 1961 and Lana Ellen Nadalin was born on June 7, 1965. All siblings were born in Ingersoll, Ontario.
After retiring, James became a member of the Lawn Bowling Club in Woodstock. It is here where he suffered a heart attack on June 09, 1993 and died. He is buried in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Woodstock, Ontario. 

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