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Edward Gordon Kain

In memory of:

Lieutenant Edward Gordon Kain

January 20, 1955

Military Service


Service Number:

SK 9877

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal 22e Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Division:

R22eR

Citation(s):

Korea Medal and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal Korea.

Additional Information


Born:

October 23, 1929
Regina, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

August 1, 1951
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Mrs. Robert (Jean) Young of Vancouver, British Columbia. Lieutenant Kain had a younger brother.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 35 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, VANCOUVER
British Columbia, Canada

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

Mountain View Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in the Vancouver Metropolitan area. It began operation in 1887, with the acquisition of a parcel of land now known as the Old Cemetery". It is bounded on the east by Fraser Street, on the south by 37th Avenue, on the north by 33rd Avenue, and on the west by a row of tall trees which today stand well within the present boundaries of the site. In 1901, land north of this was purchased from the Horne Family, and became known as the "Horne 1" Addition. Land to the south, comprising the Jones Farm, was added in 1910 and is designated as the "Jones 1" and "Jones 2" Additions. The "Horne 2" Addition, adjoining "Horne 1" on the west, was acquired in 1922. In 1919, a tract bound by 41st Avenue and 43rd Avenue was added. Known as the "1919" Addition, it accommodates many of the victims of the 1917-1919 infuenza epidemic, as well as the victims of a 1920s B.C. Coast shipwreck (The Sophia). The last addition was added on the western boundary in 1941 and is known as the "Abray Park" Addition, taking its name from a squatter who occupied an orchard and grazed cows in the area until the land was included in the cemetery.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Edward Gordon Kain
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaques for Lieutenant Edward Gordon Kain, Private James Arthur Jordan, Signalman Edward John Jones and Private Donald Ralph Jones 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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