Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Gilbert Hino Bossé

In memory of:

Private Gilbert Hino Bossé

May 28, 1953

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SD17491

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

R22eR

Citation(s):

Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal.

Additional Information


Born:

April 29, 1933
ST-JOSEPH, MADAWASKA, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

November 10, 1952
MONTREAL, Québec

Son of Edee and Delina (Voisine) Bossé. Brother of Méo, Enoil and Clarence.

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 38, Row 2, Grave 3191

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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  • Korean War Monument– Korean War Monument 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 found on the Korean War Monument in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Korean War Monument– Private GILBERT HINO BOSSÉ  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 BOSSÉ  died on May 28, 1953 and is buried in the UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN), South Korea

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