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Frank Richard Laker

In memory of:

Able Seaman Frank Richard Laker

July 21, 1951


Vicinity of the Gulf of Alaska

Military Service


Service Number:

7650-E

Age:

20

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Canadian Navy

Division:

HMCS Sioux

Citation(s):

United Nations Service Medal Korea

Additional Information


Born:

May 31, 1931
Sudbury, Ontario

Enlistment:

November 4, 1948
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Richard Shipway and Lena Perkin of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Husband of Eleanor Joan (nee Billedeau)Laker of Nanaimo, British Columbia. Brother of Arthur and half brother Herbert Wilfred Perkin and sister Mrs. Russel Lawson and half-sister, Doris Perkin. Able Seaman Laker is also commemorated on the Korean War Memorial at the Naval Museum of Alberta at HMCS Tecumseh in Calgary, Alberta and on the Wall of Remembrance in Brampton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 38 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution 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.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaques for Able Seaman Frank Richard Laker, Private William Lapka, Private Bernard Wellington Larson and Private Joseph Paul Claude Roland Lafranchise 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 Part
  • Inscription– Central Section of Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance Centre Part
  • Memorial– Central Section of Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance Right Part
  • Memorial– The Naval Museum of Alberta Society and the Calgary naval community erected a memorial dedicated to all Royal Canadian Navy sailors who served, and particularly to those who died, during the Korean War. The memorial was officially unveiled on 25 June 2000 by the Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta and the Chief of the Maritime Staff
  • Inscription on Commonwealth Memorial in South Korea
  • Newspaper Clipping– This column appeared at page 8 of the October 1951 issue of the Crowsnest, the Royal Canadian Navy's magazine.  (Submitted by Navy League Cadet Corps CHAMBLY, Barrie, Ontario.)

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