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Richard Walter Vokey

In memory of:

Flying Officer Richard Walter Vokey

September 24, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


439 Sqdn.

Additional Information

Son of John Philip and Catherine Vokey, of Montreal, Province of Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 469 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:

7. F. 10.


BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY is located 39 Km north west of Antwerp and 19 Km after passing the Border into the Netherlands. The N11 connects Antwerp to Bergen op Zoom via Kapellen, Pulte, Hoogerheide and finally on to Bergen op Zoom. On reaching Bergen op Zoom railway station turn right onto the Stationsplein and after 200 M turn right onto the Bredastraat. Follow this road for 500 M where it becomes Wouwsestraatweg and carry straight on for 2.5 kilometres. The street name has now changed to the Ruytershoveweg and the BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY can be found on the left of this street. Steps into cemetery (not suitable for wheelchairs).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Training Report– Vokey's assessment at No. 5 AFU, LAC, Ottawa.
  • Letter– Letter to Mrs. Vokey describing circumstances of the death of her son, LAC, Ottawa.
  • Photo of RICHARD WALTER VOKEY– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of RICHARD WALTER VOKEY– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of RICHARD WALTER VOKEY– Flying Officer RW Volkey
  • Photo of RICHARD WALTER VOKEY– PL-13919 - 16 April 1943 Wings Parade at #2 Service Flying Trraining School, Uplands, Ont. Proud wearer of his brand new pilot’s wings is LAC R.W. Vokey of Montreal, he is congratulated by Group Captain F.A. Sampson who made the presentations.
  • Id card– AC2 Volkey's RCAF ID card dating back to the beginning of his military training.

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