Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Frank Lucas

In memory of:

Private William Frank Lucas

May 2, 1953

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:
SB12592
Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Division:

3rd Battalion, RCR

Citation(s):

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal (Korea).

Additional Information


Born:

April 1, 1926 Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

March 14, 1946 Toronto, Ontario

Son of Frank and Ruby Lucas of Toronto, Brother of Edward, Gordon, Leo, Howard, John, Donald, Richard, Catherine, Sylvia and Violet. He was soft spoken , kind and always willing to give. It is the family's understanding that he allowed another soldier to go have a shower and stood in for him when he was killed on Hill 185 in Korea.

Commemorated on the Wall of Rememberance.

Commemorated on Page 43 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN) , South Korea

Grave Reference:

Allied 21, Row 12, Grave 1399

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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  • Photo of William Frank Lucas
  • Memorial Plaque – Memorial plaques for Private William Frank Lucas, Major Joseph Alexis Rosaire Lupien, Corporal Joseph Daniel MacCormack and Private Bernard Ancel MacDonald 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
  • Grave Marker – a friend took these in Korea
  • Korean War Memorial – Canadian Memorial, UN Cemetery, Busan, Korea

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