Thomas Davis, Bill’s son paid tribute to his father today, he said:
“My father was a well respected and likeable man who never did anyone any harm, he loved his family and when my Mom died in 2006 he was devastated after 63 years of marriage.
“He also lost my sister in 2008 which broke his heart, but he carried on. His war record began in the Royal Navy in 1939 and he was involved in many campaigns.
“Dad never spoke a lot about his war service. The details came out in dribs and drabs over the years but his medals speak for themselves. He was a hero who deserved a lot better end to his life.
More top news
Any mist, fog and low cloud will clear to leave a mostly dry day, with sunny spells. Some scattered showers developing.
A chilly start with some mist and fog, clearing to a dry, bright day with sunny spells for most.
A Sandwell teenager has been jailed for life for killing a man and injuring another following a row over a stolen television.