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.