Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Gérard Distefano

In memory of:

Private Gérard Distefano

October 23, 1951

Military Service


Service Number:

D-801423

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

R22eR

Citation(s):

Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal Korea

Additional Information


Born:

May 22, 1930
Standstead, Québec

Enlistment:

August 21, 1950
Valcartier Camp, Québec

Son of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Rosana DiStéfano of Sherbrooke, Quebec. Brother of Jean-Paul, Léo, Antoine, Guy, Gille, Anita and Denise.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 18 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

COMMONWEALTH MEMORIAL (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The memorial is located in the United Nations Cemetery in Tanggok, a suburb of Busan. The stone memorial with bronze panels was erected to commemorate commonwealth soldiers who died and whose burial places are unknown. Twenty one Canadians are listed on the bronze plaques.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Gérard Distéfano– Picture taken at Val-Cartier in 1950.  Fallen in the fields of honour during the assault of Hill 166 on October 23, 1951.  He was 21 years old.
  • Newspaper Clipping

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