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James Douglas Hamilton

In memory of:

Lieutenant James Douglas Hamilton

April 12, 1952

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

TK99053

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

1st Battalion

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star with Clasp, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-1945, Korea Medal and United Nations Service Medal (Korea).

Additional Information


Born:

May 17, 1924
Ceylon, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

October 16, 1950
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of James Shier and Florence Hamilton of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Husband of Mrs. Irene Margaret (née Lovering) Hamilton of Barrie, Ontario. Brother of Peter, Stewart, Patricia and Dorothy.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 29 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. 12. 1253

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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