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Thomas Henry Colbourne

In memory of:

Private Thomas Henry Colbourne

February 23, 1951

Military Service


Service Number:

C850399

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

2nd Battalion

Citation(s):

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea and United Nations Service Medal.

Additional Information


Born:

August 9, 1927
Ottawa, Ontario

Enlistment:

August 15, 1950
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Thomas Henry and Delia (née Riopelle) Colbourne. Brother of George, John and Joan (twins), Gerald, Mary Diana and Rita. He attended St. Anthony`s Separate School, Ottawa. He listing himself as single and stated he was employed as a labourer. He also had Second World War service serving as Pte under service number C-49043. He enlisted in Ottawa on 28 August 1944 and was demobilized on 9 October 1945. He was gainfully employed as a printer at the time. A Memorial erected by the Korean Veterans Association, National Capital Unit, commemorating the 516 Canadians who died in the Korean War will be unveiled and rededicated during Veterans Week 2003 at Ottawa City Hall Headquarters on Elgin Street.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 13 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

Section 2, Row 1, Plot 44

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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  • Grave marker
  • Inscription– Inscription to the memory of THOMAS HENRY COLBOURNE on the family grave marker at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Grave Marker– Grave Marker of Private Thomas Henry Colbourne's father, also named Thomas Henry Colburne,  who served in the First World War.  He signed one set of Attestation Papers at Niagara Camp on October 6, 1915 for the 37th Overseas Battalion.  He signed a second set of Attestation Papers in Ottawa on July 20, 1918 for the 2nd Depot Battalion.  He also served in the Veteran¿s Guard during the Second World War.
  • Attestation Papers– Private Thomas Henry Colbourne's father, also named Thomas Henry Colburne, served in the First World War.  He signed one set of Attestation Papers at Niagara Camp on October 6, 1915 for the 37th Overseas Battalion.  He signed a second set of Attestation Papers in Ottawa on July 20, 1918 for the 2nd Depot Battalion.  He also served in the Veteran's Guard during the Second World War.
  • Attestation Papers– Private Thomas Henry Colbourne's father, also named Thomas Henry Colburne, served in the First World War.  He signed one set of Attestation Papers at Niagara Camp on October 6, 1915 for the 37th Overseas Battalion.  He signed a second set of Attestation Papers in Ottawa on July 20, 1918 for the 2nd Depot Battalion.  He also served in the Veteran's Guard during the Second World War.
  • Attestation Papers– Private Thomas Henry Colbourne's father, also named Thomas Henry Colburne, served in the First World War.  He signed one set of Attestation Papers at Niagara Camp on October 6, 1915 for the 37th Overseas Battalion.  He signed a second set of Attestation Papers in Ottawa on July 20, 1918 for the 2nd Depot Battalion.  He also served in the Veteran¿s Guard during the Second World War.
  • Attestation Papers– Private Thomas Henry Colbourne's father, also named Thomas Henry Colburne, served in the First World War.  He signed one set of Attestation Papers at Niagara Camp on October 6, 1915 for the 37th Overseas Battalion.  He signed a second set of Attestation Papers in Ottawa on July 20, 1918 for the 2nd Depot Battalion.  He also served in the Veteran's Guard during the Second World War.
  • Memorial– National Capital Region Korean War Monument, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Inscription– Private THOMAS HENRY COLBOURNE is one of 21 soldiers whose names appear on this monument IN MEMORY OF THE CANADIANS WHO ENLISTED IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION AND MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE FOR THEIR COUNTRY 1950-1953 THE WAR IN KOREA, erected by the National Capital Unit of the Korea Veterans Association of Canada and the City of Ottawa.

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