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Joseph Raymond Bell

In memory of:

Trooper Joseph Raymond Bell

June 6, 1953


South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SB7516

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)

Citation(s):

Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal (Korea)

Additional Information


Born:

September 7, 1932
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

February 15, 1951
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Charles and Caroline Bell.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 4 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

Plot 38, Row 2, Grave 3192

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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  • Commemorative Plaque– Bronze Plaque
Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance
Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton, ON
Photo courtesy of Thomas L. Skelding
  • Korean War Monument– Ottawa, Ontario
  • Memorial– 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.
  • Dedication– Dedication Panel, Korean War Monument, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Inscription– Trooper JOSEPH RAYMOND BELL 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.  Trooper JOSEPH RAYMOND BELL died on June 6, 1953 and is buried in UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN), South Korea.

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