William Bell's Story:


Before Hong Kong
Before the Battle
Battle and Capture
Prisoner of War
The Escape
Last Days in Hong Kong
To Japan
Japan and Camp 3D
Camp Omori #8
Suwa and Armistice
Going Home
After the War


2007 Update


(from Dennis Bell)

On March 12, 2007, Dad celebrated his 90th birthday with his wife, Nada at his side.  They were married 61 years ago, and have resided in the same house all these years.  Dad was so happy to receive birthday letters and certificates from many dignitaries, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General Michaelle Jean.  In spite of a few aches and pains Mom and Dad still manage to take the bus down to the shopping centre almost every day.  Dad always gets great pleasure out of receiving the HKVCA's newsletters and in attending the annual reunions in Winnipeg.  We hope Dad's health and happiness can continue for many years to come, as well as that of his fellow surviving comrades across Canada. 


2010 Update

March 2010

I just thought I would send a quick note to say we celebrated Dad's 93rd Birthday today.  Pretty special for us, and I knew you would all find it pretty neat too!!  Dad (& Mom) would like to say Hi to each of you in the "Hong Kong Veterans Family", and give you all their best.  Here are a couple of photos of Dad taken on his special day today.  Have a great weekend.
 The Bell Family....  William & Nada, Marleen & Dennis, William Jr.