Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Joseph Roland Blanchard

In memory of:

Private Joseph Roland Blanchard

September 1, 1952

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SG10676

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal 22e Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

January 26, 1932
Chiasson, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

July 16, 1951
St. Jean, Québec

Son of Irené and Ida Blanchard of Shippegan, New Brunswick. Brother of Roger, Everard, Anita, Marie, Edouardine, Yvette, Andrea, Fernande and Anne-Marie.

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 21, Row 4, Grave 1299

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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  • 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– Private JOSEPH ROLAND BLANCHARD 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 BLANCHARD died on September 1, 1952 and is buried in the UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN), South Korea.

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