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Curtis Archie Hayes

In memory of:

Private Curtis Archie Hayes

April 25, 1951

Military Service

Service Number:







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


2nd Battalion


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

Additional Information


June 26, 1929
Westboro, Ontario


August 17, 1950
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Thomas and Flossie Hayes of Dunbar, Ontario. Brother of Garnet, Donald, William, Fred, Allan, Thomas Jr., Madeline, Alice and Eunice. A Memorial erected by the Korean Veterans Association, National Capital Unit, commemorating the 516 Canadians who died in the Korean War will be unveiled and rededicated during Veterans Week, 2003 at Ottawa City Hall Headquarters on Elgin Street.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on the Chesterville Cenotaph.

Commemorated on Page 30 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


South Korea

Grave Reference:

2. 3. 71


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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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star April 1951. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Korean War Monument– National Capital Region Korean War Monument, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Inscription– Private CURTIS ARCHIE HAYES is one of 21 soldiers whose names appear on this monument IN MEMORY OF THE CANADIANS WHO ENLISTED IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION AND MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE FOR THEIR COUNTRY 1950-1953 THE WAR IN KOREA, erected by the National Capital Unit of the Korea Veterans Association of Canada and the City of Ottawa.

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