Nadalin, William (Bill)

  • Township: North Oxford
  • Branch: Royal Canadian Navy; Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Date of birth: May 31, 1924
  • Where born: Beachville, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of death: February 5, 2007
  • Wars Served: World War II
  • Country enlisted with: Canada


On March 31, 1924, Billie, the fifth son of Anthony and Mary Beatrice (Mote) Nadalin arrived prematurely at a little less than two pounds. It was very concerning as to whether he would survive. But, after two months, he began to gain weight on a regular basis. Then again, at the age of eleven months he scared everyone when he came down with pneumonia.  Later, he became known as William.

He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943. During WWII, he was aboard the HMCS Orkney searching the ocean for submarines and then escorted convoys to their destinations. He was docked in Ireland for a time during the war. After the war, in 1945, he returned to Beachville and worked for Commonwealth Plywood.
From 1951 to 1954, William had joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and spent the three years in Ottawa. Upon completion of his enlistment, he went to work at Standard Tube in Woodstock and finally returned to Beachville Lime where he worked until his retirement in 1985.
After retiring, William became very involved in Geneology. Although never marrying, it is due to his dedication to family that there are extensive records today.
Due to complications from a car accident, William died on February 05, 2007 at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario. He is buried at the Beachville Cemetery in Beachville, Ontario.