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Howard Norman Bent

In memory of:

Rifleman Howard Norman Bent

September 7, 1945
Omine No 7 Camp, Fukuoka, Japan

Military Service

Service Number:







Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.


1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


May 31, 1917
Waterville, Nova Scotia


July 16, 1940
Aldershot, Nova Scotia

Son of William Howard Bent and Marion Gladys Farris, of Waterville, Kings, Nova Scotia. Husband of Gladys Lilian Keddy.

Enlisted with the West Nova Scotia Regiment, he served in Nova Scotia, transferred on 28 November 1940 to the 1st Battalion, Royal Rifles of Canada, he served in New Brunswick, in Newfoundland with Force W, in Québec, in Hong Kong with Force C, prisoner of war in Hong Kong and in Japan. He had 1,880 days of service, including 1,411 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 495 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

Sec. B. D. 13.


YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Temporary grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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