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Kenneth Sidney Brooks

In memory of:

Private Kenneth Sidney Brooks

May 29, 1952
South Korea

Military Service

Service Number:







The Royal Canadian Regiment




Korea Medal and United Nations Service Medal (Korea).

Additional Information


July 21, 1931
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan


August 18, 1950
Petawawa, Ontario

Son of Kenneth Ray and Olive Beatrice Brooks of Toronto, Ontario. Brother of Gordon Ray Brooks.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 8 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


South Korea

Grave Reference:

Plot 20, Row 12, Grave 1259


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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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram May 1952. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Kenneth Brooks
  • Document
  • Korean War Memorial– Korean War Monument in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Korean War Monument– 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.
  • Korean War Monument– Dedication Panel on the Korean War Monument in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Korean War Monument– Private KENNETH SIDNEY BROOKS 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 KENNETH SIDNEY BROOKS died on May 29, 1952 and is buried in UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN), South Korea

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