In memory of

Warrant Officer class 1

William John Coward

who died on 11 Nov 1944

Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 1 Service Flying Training School, Royal Canadian Air Force
  Rank Warrant Officer class 1
  Service number R107881
  Date of death 19441111
  Cause of death died in a training accident
Narrative history
  R107881 Warrant Officer 1 (RCAF pilot) William John Coward (b.1922) of Regina died 19441111 and is buried in the soldiers' plot at Regina cemetery. Coward's Anson crashed and burned at Phelpston while on a training flight from No. 1 Service Flying Training School, Camp Borden, Simcoe Co., Ontario. He was the son of Sydney John and Muriel Phyllis (England) Coward. William was born at Indian Head, attended Wetmore school and Balfour Tech and was a carrier for the Leader-Post when he enlisted at Regina in 1941. He served as an instructor at flying schools across the country and left a wife Helen Mae (Barnes) at Barrie, near Camp Borden.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Regina cemetery    

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  Honour roll location(s) Regina
  Geo-memorial Coward Island, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 59.65°N / 108.5333°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 74N10
  Geo-memorial details In Elder Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19221209
  Place of birth Indian Head    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19410630
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
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