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Walter Charles McPhail

In memory of:

Private Walter Charles McPhail

March 19, 1951

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

H800030

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

PPCLI

Citation(s):

1939 - 1945 Star, Italy Star, Atlantic Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp, War Medal 1939-45,Korea Medal and United Nations Service Medal Korea .

Additional Information


Born:

February 4, 1925
Selkirk, Manitoba

Enlistment:

August 11, 1950
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of William Charles and Winnifred Alberta McPhail of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Husband of Lovina Alma McPhail of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Father of Walter Dennis. Brother of Harold James, Mrs. Eleanor Flett, Mrs. Lorna Jensen, Mary and Margaret Rose McPhail.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 49 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

N/A

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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  • Korea Veterans War Memorial– This War Memorial is dedicated in memory of Manitobans who lost their lives during the Korean War.
  • Photo of Walter McPhail
  • Memorial– Memorial plaques for Private Walter Charles McPhail, Private Norman Gerald McNeil, Private Douglas Allen McKinnon and Gunner Basil Patrick McKeown 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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