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Roger Conway Leach

In memory of:

Private Roger Conway Leach

December 9, 1952

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SB41474

Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

3rd Bn

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-1945, Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal.

Additional Information


Born:

September 12, 1923
St. Catharines, Ontario

Enlistment:

April 16, 1941
Niagara Barracks, Ontario

Son of Mrs. Leila Leach of St. Catharines, Ontario. Pte Leach served as an Infantryman in the Second World War, having service in Canada, the United Kingdom and North West Europe.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 39 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 21, Row 10, Grave 1372

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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  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaques for Private Roger Conway Leach, Private Henri Jean Guy Lebeau, Private Henry Joseph Lavallee and Private Arséne Lauzier 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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