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William Lapka

In memory of:

Private William Lapka

March 8, 1951

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

K800062

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

PPCLI

Citation(s):

Korea Medal and United Nations Service Medal Korea

Additional Information


Born:

April 1, 1929
Warmley, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

August 12, 1950
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Samuel and Sofia Lapka of Vancouver, British Columbi. Brother of Stephen, John, Michael, Mrs. B. Burns, Mrs. J. Stanka and Mrs. P. Lopushinsky.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

Plot 2, Row 1, Grave 48

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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  • Grave marker
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaques for Private William Lapka, Private Bernard Wellington Larson, Able Seaman Frank Richard Laker 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

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