Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Emerson Edward Patterson

In memory of:

Private Emerson Edward Patterson

March 26, 1952

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

B800710

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

1st Battalion

Citation(s):

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea, Korea Medal and United Nations Service Medal Korea

Additional Information


Born:

August 23, 1928
West Apple River, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

August 15, 1950
Petawawa, Ontario

Son of Freeman and Jennie Patterson of Hantsport, Nova Scotia. Brother of Leslie Amos, Millard Arthur, Malcolm Allison, Freeman Ashley, Elizabeth Emma, Myrtle Louise, Gertrude Alice and Christena May. Pte Patterson is commemorated on the Nova Scotia Korea War Memorial with his fellow Nova Scotians who lost their lives in the Korean War. The Memorial is located at Pleasant and Parade Streets in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. It was unveiled and dedicated in a ceremony on 16 August 2003.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 57 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

20.11.1247

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 War Memorial
  • Plaque– Memorial plaques for Private Emerson Edward Patterson, Private Garland Lorraine Patterson, Private Joseph Albert Jean Paquette and Lieutenant Albert Ernest Paille 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– Reinforcements for 2nd Battalion, PPCLI stationed in Japan, waiting for their draft call to go to Korea. Spring 1951. Don Williams is rear row, third from left. Emerson Patterson (front row, second from left) was killed in action 26 March 1952. Private R. Patrick (front row, first from right) was killed in Korea 9 April 1952. Photo courtesy of the Memory Project www.thememoryproject.com

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