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Carlo Ernesto Bignucolo

In memory of:

Corporal Carlo Ernesto Bignucolo

October 17, 1952

Military Service

Service Number:

SB 153941






The Royal Canadian Regiment




Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal (Korea)

Additional Information


February 15, 1929
Chapleau, Ontario


August 15, 1949
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Reno and Theresa Bignucolo of Chapleau, Ontario.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 5 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

Plot D Row C Grave 7


YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

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  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
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  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Ottawa, Ontario
  • Memorial– Close-up of the Korean War Monument in Ottawa, Ontario.   This features a Canadian soldier, facing toward Busan, Korea, where an identical monument watches over the graves of 378 Canadians in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery. Accompanying the volunteer are two Korean children, both holding symbols: the girl, a bouquet of maple leaves symbolizing Canada; and the boy, a bouquet of maple leaves and roses of Sharon, the national flower of Korea.
  • Dedication– Dedicatory Panel, Korean War Monument, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Inscription– Corporal CARLO ERNESTO BIGNUCOLO is one of 23 soldiers commemorated on this panel and is one of the 516 soldiers whose names appear on the Korean War Monument in Ottawa.  It was erected IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE CANADIAN WHO DIED IN SERVICE DURING THE KOREAN WAR 1950-1953 AND ON KOREAN PEACE KEEPING DUTIES, 1953-1957.  Corporal CARLO ERNESTO BIGNUCOLO died on October 17, 1952 and is buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan. Private WARWICK COLMBA RYAN, whose grave is adjacent to that of Corporal BIGNUCOLO, and Private VERNON KENNETH SHORTREED also died on this day.

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