I've done alot of things I'd like to think I wouldn't do again.
And though I'm young, I'm old enough To know someday I'll die.
And to think about what lies beyond, Beside whom I would lie.
Perhaps it doesn't matter much; Still if I had my choice,
I'd want a grave amongst Soldiers when at last death quells my voice.
I'm sick of the hypocrisy Of lectures of the wise. I'll take the man,
with all the flaws, Who goes, though scared, and dies.
The troops I knew were commonplace They didn't want the war;
They fought because their fathers and Their fathers had before.
They cursed and killed and wept... God knows They're easy to deride...
But bury me with men like these; They faced the guns and died.
It's funny when you think of it, The way we got along.
We'd come from different worlds To live in one where no one belongs,
I didn't even like them all; I'm sure they'd all agree.
Yet I would give my life for them, I know some did for me..
So bury me with soldiers, please, Though much maligned they be.
Yes, bury me with soldiers, for I miss their company.
We'll not soon see their likes again; We've had our fill of war.
But bury me with men like them till someone else does more.
HONOUR SIMPLY PUT IS A VETERAN
SH 800223 Cpl BLACK Walter A 2 PPCLI
SH 4943 Pte MAJOR William J 1 R22eR
H 80030 Pte McPHAIL Walter C. 2 PPCLI
H 800136 Pte WOTTON Thomas B 2 PPCLI
H 800196 Gnr WRIGHT William D RCA (Canoe River Train Wreck)
REST IN PEACE
Prior to the 1998 KVA Convention held in Winnipeg, a committee was set up to request the Provincial Government at the time to have Geographical Markings for our Manitoba Veterans that lost their lives in Korea. Norm Van Tassel was the President of Unit 17 KVA at the time and also the Chairman of the KVA National Convention which was being held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Norm and his committee obtained permission and help from the Federal and Provincial Government and the task was completed by the 12 of Sept 1998. At this time we also unveiled the Cairn at Brookside Cemetery and Certificates of an island, lake or another geographical marking named after those from Manitoba that lost their lives, were presented to the next of kin at the unveiling. Manitoba can be very proud of the accomplishment of that committee and we also need to thank all levels of Government for their support and assistance to complete this wonderful project on behalf of our fellow servicemen that lost their lives during the Korean War. There is more on the dedication of the Cairn and other dedications (scroll down). These pictures were recently taken from the book "A Place of Honour" Manitoba's War Dead Commemorated in its Geography. It was published in 2002 and it lists the names of those from Manitoba that were killed in the 2nd WW, Korea, the Canoe River Train wreck and Peacekeepers from Manitoba. They have been given the honour of having a lake or an island named after them in the Province of Manitoba. We hope to have clearer pictures presented to the person doing the grave markers in Korea, in order for them to insert a picture of our fallen hero's that are at rest in Busan, Korea. I will also try to improve on this page .
Reverse side of the Korea Vets Cain at Brookside Cemetery
Listed are those 17 Gunners from Shilo Manitoba that lost their lives in the Canoe River Train Wreck on the 21 Nov 1950 one was from Manitoba - Gnr Wright from Neepawa Manitoba. The Manitoba Government has also named a lake after Gnr Wright.
800304 Gnr BARKHOUSE WEL
800113 Gnr CARROLL NWN
800142 Gnr CONWAY FWH
800175 Gnr CRAIG RAB
800443 Gnr GEORGE AEG
850098 Gnr LEVESQUE UJB
801941 Gnr MANLEY RWC
800081 Gnr MCKEOWN BPD
800444 Gnr ORR AWD
801127 Gnr OWENS DN
800061 Gnr Snow LAB
800515 Gnr Stroud AGN
800193 Gnr THISTLE JG
800131 Gnr WENKERT JMG
800009 Gnr WHITE JJH
800196 Gnr Wright WD
REST IN PEACE YOU BRAVE GUNNERS
THE CANOE RIVER TRAIN WRECK
Cpl L. Eadie
One rolling to the Pacific; One to the Prairies wide;
And no one thought this journey Would be their fatal ride.
The fireman had a signal To stop that westbound train:
He thought the man just waving... And the signal was in vain.
The westbound was a trooper, The flyer rolling east;
When this disaster happened All thoughts of joy did cease.
There were soldiers bound for Korea Who gave their lives that day,
For them all their loved ones This day we'll kneel and pray.
Seventeen soldiers will be honoured as in some foreign land.
They died for King and Country While going to make their stand.
This day will live forever, In some dear loved ones heart,
Time will help to ease the pain But in dreams they'll never part.
Orginal picture from the Winnipeg Free Press
Fred Miffin The Minister of Veterans Affairs Winnipeg 12 Sept 98
Mr Fred Miffin attended the unveiling of the Korea Veterans Cairn at Brookside Cemetery 27 Jul 1998 and we thank him and his government for their support.
Gerry McAlpine Local MLA for St James Sept 1998
Gerry presenting Certificate of Geographical Markings of a Lake named after a Manitoba Soldier Killed in Korea to the next of Kin. In total 37 were honoured on this day by a representative of the Federal Government, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, The Ambassador to Canada from South Korea, the Provincial Government and the city of Winnipeg. See names listed below.
The United Nations Cemetery in Busan, Korea
The final resting place of our Canadian Servicemen that gave their lives during the Korean War from 1950-53/55
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
The following pictures and individual write ups were recently taken from the book "A Place of Honour" Manitoba's War Dead Commemorated in its Geography. It was published in 2002 and it lists the names of those from Manitoba that were killed in the 2nd WW, Korea, the Canoe River Train wreck and Peacekeepers from Manitoba. They have been given the honour of having a lake or an island named after them in the Province of Manitoba. We hope to have clearer pictures presented to the person doing the grave markers in Korea, in order for them to insert a picture of our fallen hero's that are at rest in Busan, Korea. I will also try to improve on this page . A special thanks has to go out to Des Kappel the Provincal Toponymist listed below:
Des Kappel, BA, MBA
Manitoba Geographical Names Program
1007 Century Street
Winnipeg MB R3H 0W4
Ph. (204) 945 - 1798
Fax (204) 945 - 1365
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
SH 800223 Cpl BLACK, Walter A
Cpl Black was from Russell, Manitoba ,he served with the PPCLI and was killed on 14 Nov 1951 at the age of 25 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, South Korea. Walter Black Lake is (53 M/10), southwest of Stupart Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
SH 4831 Pte BRUCE, William E
Pte Bruce was from Gladstone, Manitoba and served with the RCR. He was killed on the 23 Oct 1952 at the age of 25 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, Korea. Bruce Peninsula (53 E/13) in Stevenson Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
Pte Brydon served with the PPCLI and died on the 8 Oct 1951 at the age of 24 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Pusan Korea. According to his sister 29 Aug 1998 he was born in Roblin in 1929, received his grade 12 in Roblin and then worked in the Roblin Creamery. Brydon Island (53 M/5) in Utik Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
H 800175 Gnr R.A. Craig
Craig, Gunner Robert A. of Roblin, Manitoba. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery and died on the 21 Nov 1950 at the age of 22 and is commemorted at Foam Lake Cemetery, Saskatchewan. He as one of five children of William and Ethell Craig of Foam Lake. His brother recalls (7 November 2001):
Bob was too young to serve in World War II and felt somewhat cheated by that. When the Korean Special Force was formed, he saw it as his chance to serve his country in the same way his Father had done in World War I and two brothers in World War II. He was accepted into the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery and took his basic training at Camp Shilo.
Bob was a native of Foam Lake, Saskatchewan. After his schooling, he decided to go to Flin Flon to work and enjoy the great outdoor activities it offered. He was an ardent fisherman and thrilled at landing a big pike or pickerel. It's fitting that a lake has been named in hin honour. He spent many a winter night at the curling club and helped newcomers to the gaame in any way he could. Bob had time for anyone who wanted to get something off their chest and did all he could to help them through any problems they had. He had an uncanny knack for making friends.
Bob's untimely and tragic death at age 22 cut short his desire to serve his fellow man. His spirit has been an inspiration to those who survived him and the lake that bears his name is a permanent reminder of his dedication to his friends and country.
He was a victim of the Canoe River train crash which claimed the lives of 16 other servicemen:
At 1035 hours, a train carrying troops of the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery met another train, headed from Vancouver to Montreal in a head-on collision just east of Canoe River, BC. The engines and leading cars of both trains were derailed, but there were no passenger casualties on the civilian train. The leading cars of the military train were thrown down an embankment and demolished. Survivors pitched in at once to rescue their comrades, while Dr. P.J.E. Kimmett of Edson, Alberta and a civilian nurse volunteered their services. It was not until hours later that a specially organized train carrying much needed medical supplies, two doctors and eight nurses arrived. The injured were returned to Edmonton, Alberta and the uninjured to Wainwright, Alberta. Recovery of bodies was made extremely difficult; an oil fire rendered many of them unidentifiable. The final toll of dead was 17, including four soldiers whose bodies were never recovered. The remains of the other 13 were flown to the homes of their next-of-kin by RCAF aircaraft or sent by train in the case of those who lived nearby (Korea Veterans Association of Canada 1999).
Robert Craig Lake (63 1/9), northeast of Lawford Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
SH 61667 Pte CROMPTON, Kenneth C
Pte Crompton was born in Brandon, Manitoba. He served with the PPCLI and died on May 1953 at the age of 26 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, Korea. He was the fifth of the eight children of John and Edith Crompton (Nee Purley) of Brandon, Manitoba and was survived by his wife Emile Crompton of Portage La Prairie. Crompton Lake (53 N/3) south of White Goose Lake was named after this Korea War casualty in 1998.
SH 616671 Sgt DESJARDINS, J.A. Guy
Sgt Desjardins was born in St Boniface, Manitoba and served with the R22eR. He died on 20 May 1953 at the age of 21 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, Korea. He was one of 12 children of Alexander J and Maria Desjardins of St Vital. The young Sgt was last seen fighting the enemy with a pistol in his right hand and a sten gun in the left. (According to his commanding officer Lt Col Poulin) "Desjardins wanted to do a really good show." He took his patrol up the forward slopes of the enemy's positions, found nothing and withdrew. He crossed and recrossed the river several times looking for likely ambush spots. Then he got impatient, went downstream about 1500 yards. We were out of touch since he was ordered not to use his wireless unless he wanted help - lest he gave his position away. So he snooped around.. He was just about to come back when his group was challenged by a Chinese standing waist high above a rice paddy dyke. Pte Gilles Gibeault of Grandy, Quebec threw a grenade and at once the enemy threw 10 grenades among them. If we'd known where they were we could have given them artillery and mortar support, but in the fight that broke out the signaller must have been hurt (Winnipeg Free Press 30 Jun 1953). In one of his letters home he wrote in part:
Dear Mom, Dad and Kids: How are you all? I am fine except for a cold which is very easy to catch here because of the humidity and cold at night. It rained for a while, but now the sun shines again. I was glad to read your letter yesterday. Mom, it really helps our morale to get news. I'm glad to hear Dad is fine and still working...also Julie working at the Manitoba Telephones. That's nice, Julie, I hope you keep this job. Oh yes, I received a letter from your boyfriend and I forgot what his address is, but would you thank him for me? It was very nice of him to write to me.
I guess Dad will be taking his holidays soon. Well, Winnipeg certainly is a beautiful place to have a holiday. Dad, out here in Korea the sun shines bright but that is all. Mountains and valleys are all we see - no vegetation, just scrubby bushes here and there. The earth is a rusty brown colour and nothing grows around here except rice which is the Koreans' main dish. It has been fairly quiet out here except for the artillery shelling at night and machine gun fire, but we are in a reserve position now. We expect to go up on the line, which is now about two miles from where we are now, in two weeks or maybe sooner - we never know. We have over 100 Koreans working for us. They are small men but can carry 200 pounds on their backs up a steep hill. They all wear surplus olive drab uniforms given to them by the American Army. All they eat is rice and tea. The earth is poisonous here; so is the water polluted. That is why they do not grow anything in the valleys. I must get back to work now, but will write again soon. Send me Ben's address. Love to Mom, Dad and Kids. Your son Guy (30 April 1953).
Desjardins Lake (53 E/14), south of Fairy Rock Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
H 800152 LCpl EDGLEY, Harold V
Pte Edgley served with the PPCLI and died on the 6 June 1951 at the age of 30 and is commemorated at the Cemetery in Busan, Korea. Edgley Bay situated at (53 L/4) in Kitchi Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
SH 4942 Pte FARAND, Adelard J
Pte Adelard J of Winnipegosis, Manitoba. He served with the PPCLI and died 19 Nov 1952 at the age of 19 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, Korea. Farand Lake is situated (53 E/15), northeast of Island Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
Rfn FERLAND served with the Queens Own Rifles of Canada. He died 31 March 1954 at the age of 20 and is commemorated at the United Cemetery in Busan, Korea. He was survived by his wife and their daughter. Ferland Lake situated at (63 I/8), south of Robinson Lake was named after this Korea War casualty in 1998.
SM 9706 Pte GARAND, Joseph Edmond J
Pte Garand of Dunrea served with the PPCLI. He died 19 Nov 1951 at the age of 21 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, Korea. He was one of 15 children of August and Rosanne Garand of Dunrea, Manitoba. Garand Peninsula is situated (63 P/5) in Paint Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
H800129 Pte GLADU, Leo P
SL 4745 Pte GOSSELIN, Louis J
SH 800277 Pte HALL, Reginald A
Pte Hall served with the (RCAMC) Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp. He died 4 Jan 1952 at the age of 21 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, Korea. Reginald Hall Lake situated at (53 L/16), north of Gods Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
800265 Pte HANSEN, Alfred E.R.
Pte Hansen of Spear Hill served with the PPCLI. He died 26 Feb 1951 at the age of 23 and is commemorated in the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, Korea. He was the youngest son of Neils and Marion Hansen. Alfred Hansen Lake (53 L/4), southwest of Bolton Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
SH 393 Pte LAVALLEE, Henry J
H 800276 LCpl LETKEMAN,Theodore N.
H 800030 Pte McPHAIL, Walter C.
SH 62331 Tpr NEUFELD, Leonard G.
Tpr Neufeld of Winnipeg served with the Lord Strathcona's Horse. He died 20 August 1952 at the age of 25 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, South Korea. He was the son of David G. and Susan Neufeld and the brother of John R. Neufeld (previous entry). Leonard Neufeld Lake (53 L/11), south of Munro Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
SH 62112 Pte NORMAND, Emile
Pte Normand of St. Norbert served with the PPCLI. He died 5 November 1951 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, South Korea. Normand Island
(53 E/16) in Island Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
ZD 3813 Lt PAILLE, Albert E.
Lt Paille of La Salle served with the Royal 22nd Regiment. He died 21 October 1951 at the age of 24 while on night patrol and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, South Korea. He was one of the six children of Francois-Xavier and Blanche Paille of La Salle. His brother writes (16 November 2001): Albert was born at LaSalle 16 Nov 1926. He graduted with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba 22 Sept 1948, having served for four years in the COTC at Currie Barracks in Calgary. He joined the Royal 22nd Regiment in Quebec City in 1949, transferring to it's 2nd Battalion in Aug 1950. Albert served at Fort Lewis USA, then at Kure, Japan and finally Korea in Oct 1950. As a Lt he was a Plt Commander of 5 Plt B Company. He was killed by a mine that blew up while on patrol in No Man's Land with several of his men who were wounded. The blast was heard by his brother Sgt John Paille of the PPCLI who had been in Korea since 16 Dec 1950. He as buried alongside the other Canadian Soldiers in the United Nations Cemetery in Busan. He left behind two brothers and three sisters.
H 800232 Pte PEARSON, Royal Blaine
Pte Pearson of Birnie served with the PPCLI. He died 7 March 1951 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Pusan, South Korea. Blaine commenced his elementary schooling at Birnie, Manitoba. The family moved to Neepawa where Blaine continued his education, graduating from Grade 8 in 1946 at Central School. He was very active in sports and was awarded the Legion Trophy for Most Sportsmanlike Player in the Public School Hockey League in the spring of 1946. The family moved to Edmonton in 1950 where Blaine enlisted in the PPCLI. His regiment became a special battallion based at Winnipeg where they completed more training prior to their departure for Korea. The PPCLI was the on Canadian Regiment to receive and American Presidential Citation for their involvement in the Korean Conflict (Pittman n.d.). Blaine Pearson Lake (53 K/12) north of Sharpe Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
H 800003 Pte POLNUK, Adam E.
SB 153871 Private ROBERTS, Louis C
Pte Roberts of Winnipeg, Man served with the RCR. He died on 30 May 1951 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan Korea. Louis Roberts Lake (53 L/13), north of Oxford Lake was named after this Korean War casualty.
Pte Siha of Portage La Prairie served with the PPCLI. He died 20 Mar 1951 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, Korea. Siha Lake (53 K/5), southeast of Weber Lake was named after this Korean War casualty.
SH 4778 Pte SMALL, Glen C
Pte Small of Dauphin served with the PPCLI. He died on the 14 Jul 1953 at the age of 18 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, Korea. He was one of eight children of Milton G and Lillian Small (Nee Peck). Glen Small Lake (53 L/6), east of Joint Lake was named after this Korean War casualty.
SM 9538 Pte STANLEY, Donald L
K 800311 Pte STRACHAN, William Leslie
Pte Strachan of Virden served with the RCR. He died on 30 May 1951 at the age of 21 at Chail Li while carrying out wounded under the auspices of the Red Cross. He is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan Korea. He was the son of Bill and Ina Strachan and was survied by four sisters and two brothers. His brother recalls (16 November 2001): Let was born and raised in the Virden area of Manitoba. He received his education in rural schools east of Virden. In his teen years, he worked on farms, when not in school. Driving tractors was his favourite job. He enjoyed sports and liked to hunt. He was very generous and good to his parents. The family moved to Kelowna, BC in 1945 where Les worked on a fruit ranch. He worked there until 1950 when the family moved to town. He took a job in a a juice factory but hated it and decided to join the special forces going to Korea. He trained at Petawawa for a short time and then was shipped to Fort Lewis, Washington. He liked it there and it was easy to get home on leave. He seemed to like army life. He went to Korea in April, 1951 and was killed May 30th while evacuating wounded. Strachan Island (53 E/16) in Island Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
SM 17956 Pte C.L. Stowe
Stowe, Private Charles L. of Miniota (SM 17956) Royal Canadian Regiment. He died 13 October 1952 at the age of 25 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Pusan, South Korea. His niece writes (29 November 2001):
Charles Lorne Stowe was born June 17th, 1927 to Jack and Mabel Stowe of Miniota, Manitoba. He was their youngest son who grew up to be a hardworking, fun loving young man who enjoyed music, dances, sports and practical jokes. His winning smile charmed the young ladies and his easy going personality made him a favorite among his peers and co-workers. While Charlie's older brothers, Edwin and George were overseas taking part in World War II, Charlie remained at home to help with the family farm. When Edwin and George returned from the war, Charlie was eager to spread his wings and see the world around him. He tried his hand in the mining industry in northern Ontario and later headed north to Yellowknife for a time, then south to Alberta. Having been laid off from work, he decided to stop by a local pub in Forestburg, Alberta where he met Duke Elliot.
Mr. Elliot recalals (29 November 2001):
I lived in Forestburg, Alberta and was working on the CNR when I got laid off. So I went to Forestburg Hotel for a beer to drown my sorrow. After a time, this good-looking lad came in and as there were only the two of us in there, he came over and introduced himself. As it turned out, he too had been laid off of the oil rigs where he had been working. Charlie had an old car and after a few beers, we decided to go to Edmonton to look for work. So after a week of looking, and what money we had was fast running out, it was decided we would go join the army. At least we would eat and have clothing etc.
After joining, we were sent to Petawawa, Ontario where we went through basic training together. That is where we got to know one another. When we finished our basic training, we were then shipped out to Wainwright, Alberta. After we were there a while, a few of us were asked if we would like to go on an NCO's course, we both said yes. After a few days on the course, I got kicked off cause I couldn't stand their BS, but Charlie stayed on. It was at that time that we got split up. He finished the course and I was shipped out to Korea. I did not see Charlie again until he finished his training at Kara Mura Battle Training School in Japan.
His niece recalls (29 November 2001) his embarkation:
Charlie took his last leave before shipping out in July, 1952. He spent the time with his family in Miniota where he would say his last good-byes. His older sister Norma who had been a nurse during World War II, remembered the day she last saw him. She related this story to niece Kathy (Stowe) Meekins saying: "I was walking into Mom and Dad's house with my heart in my throat, fighting my emotions. Although Ed and George had returned safely from World War II, I felt very strongly that Charlie would not return to us. I was angry at him for wanting to go to Korea. When he left, I wanted to go after him. It was the last time I saw him." Perhaps Charlie had the same feeling, for his young nephew, John Stowe recalled that final farewell, saying that Charlie was in full uniform and when he said goodbye to everyone at the farm that day, he said he wouldn't likely be coming back. Indeed it would be his final goodbye fo his family. Charlie headed west to Vancouver, where on August 13th, 1952 he left the shores of Canada. He reached Korea on September 13th, 1952.
Letters home to his family were filled with stories of his experiences, some good, some bad. In one letter home he described the beauty of Korea and its people and noted that he would like to revisit Korea during peacetime and just be a tourist. It seemed he was in awe of its beauty.
Platoon Sargeant John J. Worden and Private Duke Elliott later wrote letters to the family describing the cirumstances surrounding Charlie's death (29 November 2001):
Charlie was a Private in 10 Platoon, D Company, 1RCR. The Platoon went to the position called Hill 355 on October 1st, 1952. The hill was known as Kwan-san, Little Gibraltar and The Gateway To Seoul. Anyone that held Hill 355 dominated the area. This was the site of some of the bloodiest battles of the Korean war. Platoon 10 was designated to the point position of the hill. They were closest to the Chinese Army. Charles was in No. 2 section under the command of Corporal John Kerr. Second in command was Lance Corporal Barney Rice.
The platoon started with 38 men, but as the numbers dwindled, the remaining men were sent to the outpost more frequently, which none were eager to do. It was obvious the enemy was planning to attack Hill 355 as they constantly dropped mortars day and night in inflict what casualties they could. Charlie's oupost was called Vancouver.
Duke Elliott recalls (29 November 2001) what happened next:
At about 9:30 PM, we were told that there was a large group of Chinese that was going to attack us. At 10 PM, all hell broke loose. They fired many rounds at Vancouver outpost; these men tried to fight their way back uphill to the main body of men. The men were screaming for help, but there was nothing you could do. Our officer told us to stay in our trenches and shoot Chinese. When I heard Charlie's voice, I went to him anyway, for which I got in trouble. But by the time I got Charlie in the trench, he was dead. And for my punishment, I was ordered to take a South Korean soldier and myself and carry Charlie down the back of the hill. The put him on a jeep and took him back to a Medic tent. That was the last I seen of my friend.
His niece concludes (29 November 2001):
The young farm boy who joined the army and became a soldier on the 13th, left Canada on the 13th, arrived in Korea on the 13th, died there on October 13th, 1952. He was 25 years old. Charlie was buried in the United Nations cemetery overlooking the city of Pusan, Korea. Duke Elliott and John Worden have both returned to the cemetery to pay their respects to Charlie and the others they fought side by side with. Charlie's sisters Norma and Dora visited Charlie's gravesite also, and Norma took with her a small container filled with soil from the farm where he grew up. It was placed by his grave so that he might always have a piece of home with him. We, his family, remember Private Charles Lorne Stowe SM 17956. A cenotaph situated at the west end of the Miniota Park bears his name, so that we all remember him.
Stowe Lake (63 1/3), south of Molson Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1999. Duke Elliott adds:
I'm 75 now and don't write or spell good, so my wife re-writes my letters. I'm so happy they named a lake after Charlie, he earned it. He was the kind of man that could put on a pair of coveralls and still look good. I'm proud to have known him (29 November 2001).
WO 2 Trenter of Winnipeg served with the PPCLI. He died 11 October 191 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, South Korea. Trenter Lake (53 K/6), northeast of Sharpe Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
Gunner Truthwaite and his comrade, Gunner C. D. "Junior" Weir, of Windsor, Ontario, were both killed when their wireless bunker received a direct hit from an enemy shell.
The enemy fired 1,000 shells in 15 minutes, then attacked three small features in great force. The Royal Canadian Regiment, which Gunner's Truthwaite and Weir were supporting, had many Korean troops intermingled with their own as "augmentation troops."
On the night of May 3 the 3rd Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment had 26 men killed in action, 27 wounded and seven taken prisoner of war. The Korean troops fighting with them (KATCOM - Korean Augmentation Troops Commonwealth) had four soldiers killed, 14 wounded and four taken prisoner. Including the two gunners, the attack on Hill 187 resulted in the deaths of 32 soldiers, including the four Koreans
SB 7611 Private WHITE, Ronald O.
Pte White of Winnipeg served with the Royal Canadian Regiment. He died 1 October 1952 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, South Korea. Ronald White Lake (53 N/16), south of Patch Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
H 800136 Pte WOTTON, Thomas B
Pte Wotton of Winnipeg served with the PPCLI. He died 25 April 1951 at the age of 21 and is commemorated at the United Nations Cemetery in Busan, South Korea. He was the youngest son of Reverend and Mrs. J.F. Wotton of Cardale, Manitoba. Wotton Bay (53 L/11) in Munro Lake was named after this Korean War casualty in 1998.
K 800117 Pte WYLIE, Loyd K
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Soldat Joseph G Tremblay, June 23, 1952, Amos, Quebec
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