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Frederick Andersen

In memory of:

Private Frederick Andersen

February 23, 1951

Sogu, South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

K800086

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp, Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal Korea.

Additional Information


Born:

September 10, 1924
El Campo, Wharton, Texas

Enlistment:

December 11, 1942
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Fritz Ludvig and Ducsine of Olds, Alberta. Brother of Martin, Edward, Harold and Johanne.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

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 2, Row 1, Grave 39

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.

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  • 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 FREDERICK ANDERSEN 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 FREDERICK ANDERSEN died on February 23, 1951 and is buried at the UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN). South Korea.
  • Informational Text– This account of the fighting in Korea during February 1951 appears at the Korean War Section of the Veterans Affairs Canada website. Ten soldiers, all members of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, including Private Frederick Andersen, were killed during this time.  The others were Corporal James Alvin Calkins and Privates Borden Bruce Brown, Thomas Henry Colbourne, Elliott Gordon MacKay and Kenneth Dominic O'Brien on the 23rd, Privates Alfred Ernest Roy Hansen and Jerrold Norman John Maxwell on the 25th, Private Arlen Charles Lewis on the 26th, and Private Lloyd Ernest Peters on the 27th.

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