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Howard James Vincent

In memory of:

Sergeant Howard James Vincent

August 10, 1942

Dalhousie Mountain, Pictou, Nova Scotia

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


32 Operational Training Unit


Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-45

Additional Information


March 31, 1916
Canna, Saskatchewan


May 1, 1941
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Son of Hedley W. Vincent and May (nee Hawthorne. Vincent, of Canora, Saskatchewan. Husband of Phyllis Effie (nee Drake) Vincent. Father of Darryl James and Bonnie Lynn of Canora, Saskatchewan.

A dedication service took place at 2:00 p.m. on 10 August 2008, the 66th anniversary of the crash of Hudson bomber, BW 401 which took the lives of four Canadians, Sergeant Howard J. 'Jim' Vincent, Pilot Officer John Kenneth 'Jack' Hobson, Pilot Officer Paul Amos Rogers and Sergeant Arnold William Cooke and Pilot Officer John Bursill from Campbelltown, New South Wales.

The church service which was held at Durham Presbyterian Church followed by family of the crew and other dignataries being transported to the memorial site where a military-style ceremony took place. There was an unveiling and consecration of the Memorial Stone and Plaque.

Commemorated on Page 121 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Saskatchewan, Canada

Grave Reference:

S.W. Corner, Soldiers (Protestant)

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of HOWARD JAMES VINCENT– From the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. Submitted for the project, Operation: picture Me

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