Second World War vet dead at 86Second World War vet dead at 86
The world was lucky to hear Bill Newell’s story. It was one the Second World War veteran was not afraid to share — and one many people listened to with bated breath. Mr. Newell died on Monday at Welland hospital. He was 86.
But his story will live on through the Historica-Dominion Institute’s Memory Project — a national initiative meant to create a record of Canada’s participation in the Second World War and Korean War as seen through the eyes of thousands of veterans.