Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Kenneth Ernest Edmonds

In memory of:

Lieutenant Kenneth Ernest Edmonds

December 25, 1964

Cyprus

Military Service


Service Number:

ZK-9445

Age:

44

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Intelligence Corps

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, United Nations Forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP), Canadian Forces Decoration, Dag Hammarskjöld Medal

Additional Information


Born:

August 30, 1920
Chilliwack, British Columbia

Enlistment:

September 4, 1939
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Mr. Ernest James and Mrs. Florence May Edmonds of Chilliwack, British Columbia. Husband of Mrs. Caroline Edmonds of London, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 122 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

DHEKELIA GARRISON BRITISH MILITARY CEMETERY
Cyprus

Grave Reference:

Grave 17, Row A, Plot 3

Location:

The cemetery is located in Dhekelia, Cyprus. There are graves for nine Canadians who served with the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and who died between 1964 and 1970.

Digital Collection

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  • Captain Dan Zegerac salutes graves– These were taken on July 1, 2004, at the Dhykelia British Garrison Cemetery, where a short ceremony was held to honor and remember those nine Canadian service men buried there. All nine were part of the UN Peacekeeping missions from 1964 through to 1970.  
Buried at Dhekelia are: Trooper Joseph H. Campbell, Royal Canadian Dragoons, who died July 31, 1964; Lieut. Kenneth E. Edmonds, who died December 25, 1964, aged 44; Rifleman Perry James Hoare, who died August 14, 1965, aged 25; Lance Cpl. Joseph P. Chartier, Canadian Guards, who died March 14, 1966, aged 20; Pte. Joseph P. E. Bernard, The Black Watch, who died July 9, 1966, aged 23; Trooper Lennard Wain Nass, Canadian Hussars, who died September 27, 1966, aged 24; Cpl. O.J. Redmond, Royal Canadian Regiment, who died March 10, 1967, aged 35; Cpl. K.A. Salmon, Canadian Army Provost Corps, who died on September 27, 1967, aged 31; Pte. T.A. Lerue, who died February 9, 1970, aged 19.
  • Reverend Richard Hull & Captain Dan Zegarac
  • Captain Dan Zegarac planting the Canadian Flag
  • Gravemarker and the Canadian Flag
  • Piper
  • Grave marker
  • Lieutenant Kenneth Ernest Edmonds– Lieutenant Kenneth Ernest Edmonds in service uniform.

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