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John Robert Quinn Gillan

In memory of:

Private John Robert Quinn Gillan

March 20, 1951

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

K800191

Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

2BN

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star Atlantic Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal Korea

Additional Information


Born:

June 16, 1918
Victoria, British Columbia

Enlistment:

August 6, 1943
Kingston, Ontario

Husband of Joan (née Loveday)Gillan of Victoria, British Columbia. Father of David John and Peter Quinn. Son of Col John Quinn and the late Eileen Mary (Mulcahy)Gillan. Brother of Patrick Andrew Quinn and Denis Owen Quinn Gillan

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 26 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

Allied 2 / Row 2 / Grave 60

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.

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