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Joseph Omer Gagnon

In memory of:

Private Joseph Omer Gagnon

June 7, 1952

Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SD-4937

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Division:

RCASC

Citation(s):

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea, Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal Korea .

Additional Information


Born:

December 19, 1929
St. Cantin, Québec

Enlistment:

February 2, 1951
Montreal, Québec

Son of Ludger and Lina( née Martin) Gagnon. Brother of Antonio, Bertin, Laurent, Raoul, Léonide, Yvon, Albert, Leopold, Jeannine, Marcella, Roberta and Sylvia

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 25 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

20. 3. 1150

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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  • Memorial Plaque– This memorial plaque is mounted on the Wall of Remembrance at the Meadowvale Cemetery, in Brampton, Ontario.
  • RCASC Cenotaph
  • Photo of Albert Gagnon– Albert Gagnon at the grave of his brother, Omer, killed in Korea at age 23, Pusan, Korea, 1952.
Photo courtesty of the Memory Project / www.thememoryproject.com

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