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William Edward Johnstone

In memory of:

Lance Corporal William Edward Johnstone

October 15, 1952

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SF10453

Age:

22

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:

November 14, 1929
Westville, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

December 18, 1950
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Margaret (née McNaughton)Johnstone and William Johnstone, of Westville, Nova Scotia. Husband of Elva May (née Mack)Johnstone of Calgary, Alberta. Father of Douglas Wayne. Brother of Isabel, Eleanor, Edith Doreen and Patsy.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 34 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

COMMONWEALTH MEMORIAL (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The memorial is located in the United Nations Cemetery in Tanggok, a suburb of Busan. The stone memorial with bronze panels was erected to commemorate commonwealth soldiers who died and whose burial places are unknown. Twenty one Canadians are listed on the bronze plaques.

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  • Korea War Memorial– Lance Corporal Johnstone 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.
  • Photo of William Edward Johnstone
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaques for Lance Corporal William Edward Johnstone, Sergeant Russell Arthur Jodrie, Private Donald George Hull and Private Norman Ernest Hughes 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.
  • Memorial– Central Section of Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance: Left
  • Inscription– Central Section of Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance: Centre
  • Memorial– Central Section of Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance: Right

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