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William Walter George Best

In memory of:

Private William Walter George Best

November 29, 1952

Military Service


Service Number:

SB-12758

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Additional Information


Born:

July 1, 1928
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Enlistment:

January 25, 1952
Toronto

Son of Benjamin and Mary Ann Best of St. John's, Newfoundland. Husband of Mrs. J.A.L. Best, of Toronto, Ontario. Father of Brian Best.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

PONTYPOOL CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

LOT 6, RANGE A

Location:

Pontypool, Ontario

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  • Memorial– 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– Private WILLIAM WALTER GEORGE BEST 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.  Private WILLIAM WALTER GEORGE BEST died on November 29, 1952 and is buried in PONTYPOOL CEMETERY, PONTYPOOL Ontario

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