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.
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Amanda Houston has the latest weather forecast for the East and West Midlands.
It will be a cloudy evening with patchy rain at first, with most places becoming dry overnight. Turning wetter tomorrow.