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Henry Althouse

In memory of:

Private Henry Althouse

May 1, 1953

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SL4785

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Division:

3rd Battalion

Citation(s):

Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal (Korea)

Additional Information


Born:

August 14, 1931
Canora, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

January 31, 1952

"Son of Henry and Josephine Althouse, of Canora, Saskatchewan. Husband of Mrs. Valerie (nee Barr) Althouse of Wainwright, Alberta. Brother of Carl, Victor, Mary, Francis, Victoria, Ramona and Sophie.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

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Commemorated on Page 1 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

Plot Number Allied 21, Row 12, Grave 1397

Location:

The United Nations Cemetery is located in Tanggok, a suburb of Busan. The land for the cemetery was granted to the United Nations by the Republic of Korea as a tribute to all those who had laid down their lives in combatting aggression and in upholding peace and freedom. There are 2,267 servicemen buried in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery. Of these 1,538 were Commonwealth soldiers, including 376 Canadians.

Digital Collection

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  • Picture of Henry Althouse– The following photos were taken by Private Henry Althouse of the Third Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.  The Third was the last battalion of the Patricias to rotate through Korea, and these photos were taken either in late 1952 or early 1953.  Henry Althouse was killed while on active service on 1 May 1953; his name appears on the Honour Roll of Canadian war dead.  The photos were the property of his friend Ernie Kardinal, who grew up with Henry Althouse in Canora, Saskatchewan, and were kindly donated by him.
The captions are taken from the backs of the photos themselves; they were written in Henry's own hand.
  • Photo by H. Althouse– These are a couple of my buddies the one on the right is Jerry Thibodeau a french man & the one on the left is Bud Ettinger.
  • Photo by H. Althouse– It's just me
  • Photo by H. Althouse– "I'm trying to whittle away on a piece of wood.  I don't remember now, what I was trying to make.  That's one of the South Korean boys giving me a light."
  • Photo by H. Althouse– "It's just me again, trying to catch up on some of the news in Canada."
  • Photo by H. Althouse– "This is where we're in rest.  The South Korean boys used to come & polish our boots for a few cigarettes.  We didn't need our boots polished, but we let them do them so they'd quit bothering us."
  • Photo by H. Althouse– Orest Hryck, another young man from Canora, Saskatchewan.  He served in the Third Patricias and survived the war.
  • Photo by H. Althouse– Althouse poses with a Bren Gun.
  • Photo by H. Althouse– "These are taken right up in the front.  That's me in the middle, one of my buddies on the right and a soldier from the South Korean Army on the left."
  • Photo by H. Althouse– "This is a South Korean boy.  You can also get an idea of what the country is like in the background (all hills).  It's like this all over."
  • Korean War Monument– Korean War Monument Ottawa Ontario
  • Korean War Monument– Detail 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.
  • Dedicatory Inscription on the Korean War Memorial– Dedication Panel Korean War Monument Ottawa
  • Inscription– Private HENRY ALTHOUSE is one of 23 soldiers commemorated on this panel and 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.  Private HENRY ALTHOUSE died on May 1, 1953 and is buried at the UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN). South Korea.

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