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John Frederick Harmon

In memory of:

Private John Frederick Harmon

June 21, 1952

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SG4979

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

1st Battalion

Citation(s):

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea, 1939-45 Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. Korea Medal and United Nations Service Medal Korea .

Additional Information


Born:

May 5, 1924
Didquash, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

April 19, 1943
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Son of Henry Edward and Lila Amy Harmon of St. George, Charlotte County, New Brunswick. Brother of Henry Jr., Edward, Pearson, Leo, Mrs. Lehandler Borthwick, Mrs. Gerald Holland, Mrs. Williard Gowan, Mrs. Patrick McAlleron, Mrs. Horace Young and Miss Hazel Harmon. Private Harmon enlisted in the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. He served in the United Kingdon, Italy and North West Europe. He was discharged on demobilization on 12 September 1945.

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:

Plot 21, Row 1, Grave 1264

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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  • Photo of John Harmon– John Frederick Harmon during active duty.  He also served in WWII, and was wounded twice in action in Italy.

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