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Bernard Wellington Larson

In memory of:

Private Bernard Wellington Larson

December 1, 1952


South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SM36280

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Canadian Provost Corps

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45, Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal(Korea).

Additional Information


Born:

December 17, 1923
Riverhurst, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

August 20, 1941
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Philip Oscar and Marguerite Larsen of Edmonton, Alberta.

Husband of Gwendoline Mabel and father of Margaret Audrey of West Wickham, Kent, England.

Brother of Ernest, Leslie, Wayne, Henry Baird(half-brother), Grace, Reba and Mary

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

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:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

Plot 21 Row 10 Grave 1370

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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  • Gravemarker
  • Photo 2 of Gravemarker
  • Photo of Bernard Wellington Larson– He served in Canada, United Kingdom, Central Mediterranean area and Contintal Europe while in the Second World War serving with the Royal Canadian Artillery.  He was honourably discharged on September 13, 1946.  He married Miss Bweyndeline Mabel (née Fletcher) on November 17, 1945.  He enlisted in the 25 Canadian Provost Corps on destined for the Far East.  Father of Margaret Audrey Larson of England.  He is also survived by 4 brothers and 4 sisters.
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaques for Private Bernard Wellington Larson, Private William Lapka, 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
  • Memorial– Canadian Memorial in UN Cemetery, Busan, Korea, 2013

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