Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Melvin Hugh Eugene Schwenneker

In memory of:

Corporal Melvin Hugh Eugene Schwenneker

June 21, 1952

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SL109717

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

PPCLI

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

March 14, 1929
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

December 2, 1946
Regina, Saskatchewan

Corporal Schwenneker was the spouse of Florence Gertrude Schwenneker of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Father of Larry Dale. Son of Lincoln and Sadie Schwenneker of Vancoucer, British Columbia. Brother of Neil, Alvin and Lincoln.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 66 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 1, Grave 1266

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 Corporal Melvin Hugh Eugene Schwenneker, Sapper Burton Franklin Shaw, Sergeant Henry James Donald Shore and Corporal Roger Byron Schoultz 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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