Howard Norman BentRiflemanF/40829Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.May 31, 1917 Waterville, Kings Co., NSJuly 16, 1940 Aldershot, NSWaterville, NS235 feet, 6½ inchesMediumBrownBrownMarriedLabourerBaptistGladys Bent (Wife) Halifax, NSSeptember 7, 194528Yokohama War Cemetery, JapanSec. B. D. 13.Commemorated on Page 495 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 22Howard Bent was the son of William Howard Bent (1887–1942) and May (Harris) Bent (b. 1893)He was the husband of Gladys Lillian (Keddy) Bent having married in 1937. Taken on strength on July 16, 1940 with the West Nova Scotia Regiment, he completed training at Aldershot, NS and Camp Borden, Ontario where he transferred to the Royal Rifles of Canada. He served in Newfoundland from December 11, 1940 until July 31, 1941. He returned to Canada and on October 27, 1941 he left Canada for Hong Kong. He was taken as a prisoner of war on December 25, 1941 and was transferred when prisoners were sent to internment camps in Japan on January 19, 1943. He was transported there on the Tatsuta Maru arriving at Nagasaki, Japan on January 22, 1943. While in Omine internment camp he, another Canadian soldier, and four British soldiers died after drinking poisoned liquor.
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