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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Laurie Albert Canning

In memory of:

Private Laurie Albert Canning

May 2, 1952

South Korea

Military Service

Service Number:







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


1st Battalion


Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal Korea

Additional Information

Son of Bertram J. and Annie M. Canning of West Caledonia, Queen's Cove, Nova Scotia. Brother of Joseph, John, Eugene, Bertram, Carl, Mary, Agnes, Alice, Anne, Barbara and Claire.

Pte Canning is commemorated on the Nova Scotia Korean War Memorial with his fellow Nova Scotians who lost their lives in the Korean War. The Memorial is located at Pleasant and Parade Streets in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. It was unveiled and dedicated in a ceremony on 16 August 2003.

He is also commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 10 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:

PLT 20.ROW 12.GRAVE # 1256


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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  • Korea War Memorial
  • Photo of Laurie Canning– Laurie Canning taken at Fort Lewis Washington March 1951
  • United Nations Cemetery– South Korea
  • Korean War Monument– Korean War Monument 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 inscription on the Korean War Monument in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Korean War Monument– Private Laurie Albert Canning 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 Canning died on May 2, 1952 and is buried in the United Nations Cemetery (Busan), South Korea.

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