Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Walter Alexander Black

In memory of:

Corporal Walter Alexander Black

November 14, 1951

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SH800223

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Citation(s):

Defence Medal, CVSM & Clasp, War Medal 1939-45, Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal.

Additional Information


Born:

March 28, 1926
RUSSELL, Manitoba

Enlistment:

June 21, 1944
WINNIPEG, Manitoba

Son to Alexander and Harriet May Black of Solsgirth, Manitoba. Brother to John Allan, Donald, Clifford Carl, Annie, Margret, Mae and Grace Black.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 6 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 20, Row 7, Grave 1196

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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  • Korea Veterans War Memorial– This War Memorial is dedicated in memory of Manitobans who lost their lives during the Korean War.
  • Photo of Walter Black
  • Memorial– Ottawa, Ontario
  • Memorial– Close-up 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– Dedicatory Panel, Korean War Monument, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Inscription– Corporal WALTER ALEXANDER BLACK 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.  Corporal BLACK died on November 14, 1951 and is buried in UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN) South Korea.  Private AUBREY FRANCIS THOMSON also died on this day, but he is buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan.

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