Canadian Virtual War Memorial

David Hogg Boath

In memory of:

Corporal David Hogg Boath

October 23, 1952

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SB10557

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Division:

RCR

Citation(s):

Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal.

Additional Information


Born:

January 12, 1933
TORONTO, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 20, 1951
TORONTO, Ontario

Son of William Whyte Boath and Eunice Boath (Stepmother).

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 9, Grave 1360

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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  • Photo of David Hogg Boath– Cpl.David Boath in Korea
  • Korean War Monument– The Korean War Monument is located in  Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Korean War Monument– 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.
  • Korean War Monument– Dedicatory Panel, Korean War Monument, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Korean War Monument– Corporal DAVID HOGG BOATH  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 BOATH died on October 23, 1952 and is buried in UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN), South Korea.  Fifteen other Canadian soldiers were killed that day.
  • Text– Corporals DAVID HOGG BOATH and WILLIAM JOSEPH RYAN, Privates JAMES RUSSELL ALLEN, GREGORY ANAKA, CHARLES FREDERICK BAWDEN, WILLIAM EDWIN BRUCE, LLOYD GORDON COUNTRYMAN, WILLIAM DAWSON, EDWARD JOSEPH MICHAEL KNIGHT, ANGUS WELDON MCINNIS, CHARLES JOSEPH MORRISON, JAMES DONALD POOLE, ALEXANDER ROWBOTHAM, STANLEY ARTHUR WARD and FREDERICK JOSEPH WHITING of the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) and Private ROBERT FRANCIS ARDING of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps were killed on October 23, 1952. Private JOHN WALTER HILTON and ROBERT ELMAN  MILLAR of the RCR died the next day.  This brief account of the action in which they died appears at the Korean War Section of the Veterans Affairs Canada website.
  • Grave marker– Grave marker, UN Cemetery, Busan, Korea, 2013
  • Memorial– Canadian Memorial, UN Cemetery, Busan, Korea, 2013

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