Oakville Images
Bill Shields


Description
Ken Wrigglesworth
, Videographer
Patricia Buckley
, Interviewer
Media Type:
Image
Video
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This image is a screenshot taken from a video produced by the Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville. The video is an interview with Bill Shields, a World War II veteran.
Notes:
In this interview, Bill Shields talks about signing up with the Royal Canadian Navy and being torpedoed while serving in March 1945. Bill went to Hamilton to join the navy and trained there for six weeks before being sent to Nova Scotia and then overseas to Scotland. In Scotland, he stayed at camp HMCS Niobe. Bill recalls how he was first posted to the HMCS Patrolia and then to the HMCS Trentonian, which were both corvettes. On the ships, he worked as a stoker heating the oil-fired boilers and keeping them at a certain temperature. Bill goes on to speak about the sinking of his corvette and then returning to Canada following the war which ended in May 1945 of the same year.
Publisher:
Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville
Place of Publication:
Oakville, Ontario
Date of Original:
January 10, 2006
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
VIOI0003
Collection:
Oakville at War Veteran Interviews
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Terms of Use:
Creative Commons Noncommercial: This work may be copied, distributed, displayed, and performed, as well as have derivative works based upon it — but for noncommercial purposes only.
Contact
Oakville Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

Oakville Public Library

Central Branch

120 Navy Street

Oakville ON L6J 2Z4

Tel: (905) 815-2042

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Bill Shields


This image is a screenshot taken from a video produced by the Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville. The video is an interview with Bill Shields, a World War II veteran.