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Eldon James Hughes

In memory of:

Corporal Eldon James Hughes

October 2, 1952


South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SG9458

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Division:

RCR

Citation(s):

Korea Medal and United Nations Service Medal Korea

Additional Information


Born:

February 27, 1930
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

March 14, 1949
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Spouse of Mildred Olive (née Brown) Hughes of Dalhousie, New Brunswick. Father of Patricia Heather Amy Hughes. Son of William Jeremiah and Sarah Marie Hughes of Fredericton, New Brunswick. Brother of Lawrence William, Louis Gregory, Douglas Andrew, Mary Agnes, Marjorie Frances and Margaret Susanna.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 32 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

N/A

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.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– An inscription for Eldon James HUGHES appears on the family grave marker at Fredericton (St. Dunstan's) R.C. Cemetery. Cpl HUGHES is buried in South Korea. (Photo credit: Kent Caldwell)
  • Frederiction War Memorial
  • Inscription– Frederiction War Memorial
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaques for Corporal Eldon James Hughes, Sergeant Joseph Wilfrid Albert Huot, Private Joseph Louis Philippe Isabelle and Private Andrew George Howse on the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton, Ontario.
  • Memorial– A section of the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton, Ontario. The memorial consists of a central section and 13 other sections containing memorial plaques for each of the 516 Canadian service men who died while serving with the Canadian Forces in the United Nations operations in Korea. It was erected by the Korea Veterans Association of Canada and was dedicated on July 27, 1997.
  • Inscription– Central Section of Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance: Centre
  • Memorial– Central Section of Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance: Right
  • Grave marker– Grave Marker, UN Cemetery, Busan, Korea, 2013

Please Note Grave Reference Number
Plot 30 Row 6 Grave number 1323
  • Memorial– Canadian Memorial, UN Cemetery, Busan, Korea, 2013

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