Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Hubert Vincent Coulter

In memory of:

Flying Officer Hubert Vincent Coulter

May 7, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/11504

Age:

28

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

608 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Joseph and Williamina Bessie Coulter, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 149 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MALTA MEMORIAL
Malta

Grave Reference:

Panel 10, Column 1.

Location:

The MALTA MEMORIAL is situated in the area of Floriana and is easily identified by the Golden Eagle which surmounts the column. It stands outside the King's Gate, the main entrance to Valletta. The Memorial takes the form of a column fifteen metres high of travertine marble from Tivoli in the Sabine Hills near Rome, incised with a a light reticulated pattern and surmounted by a gilded bronze eagle two metres high. The column stands on a circular base around which the names are commemorated on bronze panels. The MALTA MEMORIAL, built on a site generously provided by the Government of Malta, commemorates those who lost their lives whilst serving with the Commonwealth Air Forces flying from bases in Austria, Italy, Sicily, islands of the Adriatic and Mediterranean, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, West Africa, Yugoslavia and Gibraltar, and who have no known grave. The bravery of the people of the island of Malta between the years 1940 - 1942 was honoured with the unique award of the George Cross.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flying Officer Hubert Vincent Coulter is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Hubert Vincent Coulter is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of HUBERT VINCENT COULTER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Hubert Vincent Coulter– This photo of F/O Coulter appeared in a special commemorative issue of The Manitoulin (Island) Expositor in 1994.
  • Obituary– This obituary of F/O Coulter appeared in a special commemorative issue of The Manitoulin (Island) Expositor in 1994. His brother Everett was also KIA serving in the RCAF.
  • Newspaper clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of HUBERT VINCENT COULTER– In memory of the students of R H King Academy (formally Scarborough  Collegiate Institute) who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me.
  • R H King Academy– In memory of the students of R H King Academy (formally Scarborough  Collegiate Institute) who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me.
  • R H King Academy– In memory of the students of R H King Academy (formally Scarborough  Collegiate Institute) who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me.
  • R H King Academy– In memory of the students of R H King Academy (formally Scarborough  Collegiate Institute) who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me.
  • Soldiers' Tower Memorial– The Soldiers’ Tower was built by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in 1924 as a memorial to the Great War of 1914-1918. The names of those who died in that conflict are carved on the Memorial Screen at photo left. After the Second World War, more names were carved in the Memorial Arch at the Tower’s base. In total, almost 1200 names are inscribed.  A Memorial Room inside the Tower contains mementoes and artifacts, and a 51-bell carillon serves as the audio element of the living memorial to the alumni, students, faculty and staff who died in the World Wars. The Soldiers’ Tower is the site of an annual Service of Remembrance. Photo: Kathy Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Victoria College WWII Plaque– This outdoor plaque is located at Victoria College, part of  Victoria University in the University of Toronto. “They were valiant in life and triumphant in death. [Victoria University Crest - Abeunt studia in mores]. Erected to the memory of the students of this college who gave their lives in the Great War 1939-1945. This tablet was erected by the Board of Regents and Dedicated October 13th, 1953”. Among the 79 names inscribed is that of: “Hubert Vincent Coulter”.  Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Book– University of Toronto Memorial Book, Second World War 1939-1945. Published by the Soldiers’ Tower Committee, 1993. Entry on page 15 reads: F/O Henry (sic) Vincent COULTER  RCAF, 608 Sqn RAF. Former student Victoria College, 1935-36. Killed on active service on convoy duty in the Mediterranean, 21 (sic) May 1943. Name inscribed on the Malta War Memorial, Malta.
  • Memorial Room– Soldiers’ Tower, University of Toronto. Photo: David Pike, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Arch– The names of those who died in the Second World War were added to the archway beneath the Soldiers’ Tower in 1949. The name of “F/O H. V. COULTER R.C.A.F.” is among the names inscribed. Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.

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