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Edward Jack Hanspiker

In memory of:

Private Edward Jack Hanspiker

November 23, 1951

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SF39492

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

1st Battalion

Citation(s):

Korea Medal and United Nations Service Medal Korea

Additional Information


Born:

May 1, 1930
Truro, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

May 19, 1949
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of John Edward and Louise Marion (nee Nelson) Hanspiker of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Brother of Carl, Natalie and Virginia. Pte Hanspiker is commemorated on the Nova Scotia Korea War Memorial with his fellow Nova Scotians who lost their lives in the Korean War. The Memorial is located at Pleasant and Parade Streets in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. It was unveiled and dedicated in a ceremony on 16 August 2003.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 30 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. 8. 1202

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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