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Lee Herschel Oliver

In memory of:

Private Lee Herschel Oliver

March 7, 1951

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

G800511

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

PPCLI

Additional Information


Born:

December 7, 1929
Canterbury, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

August 21, 1950
Woodstock, New Brunswick

Son of Andrew and Gertrude Oliver. Brother of John and Lillian.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 56 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

2.2.49.

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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  • Plaque– Memorial plaques for Private Lee Herschel Oliver, Private Leonard Joseph O'Donnell, Private Roy Stanley Nystedt and Private Kenneth Wellington Norton 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
  • Group Photo– 5 Platoon, Baker Company, 2 Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Chipyong-ni, South Korea, 7 March 1951. The platoon captured Hill 532 following an overnight battle on 8 March 1951. Private Oliver was killed in action, and several others wounded. Photo courtesty of the Memory Project / www.thememoryproject.com

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