Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Robin Jensen Skavberg

In memory of:

Able Seaman Robin Jensen Skavberg

November 27, 1951

Military Service


Service Number:

11021-E

Age:

20

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Canadian Navy

Division:

HMCS ATHABASKAN

Citation(s):

Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal Korea

Additional Information


Born:

June 9, 1931
Calgary, Alberta

Enlistment:

April 14, 1949
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Fredtjor and Jessie (nee Jensen) Skavberg of Calgary, Alberta. Brother of Fredtjof Eric Jensen Skavberg. Able Seaman Skavberg is commemorated on the Korean War Memorial at the Naval Museum of Alberta at HMCS Tecumseh in Calgary, Alberta, The Monument to the Canadian Fallen in Ottawa, Ontario and on The Brampton National Wall of Remembrance, Ontario.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 68 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

COMMONWEALTH MEMORIAL (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The memorial is located in the United Nations Cemetery in Tanggok, a suburb of Busan. The stone memorial with bronze panels was erected to commemorate commonwealth soldiers who died and whose burial places are unknown. Twenty one Canadians are listed on the bronze plaques.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaques for Able Seaman Robin Jensen Skavberg, Private Glen Clarence Small, Lance Corporal Harold Smart and Private André Simard 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
  • Memorial Plaque– Able Seaman ROBIN JENSEN SKAVBERG is commemorated on this plaque at Canadian Peacetime Sailors Monument in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Memorial Plaque– Dedication Plaque, Canadian Peacetime Sailors Monument in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Monument– Canadian Peacetime Sailors Monument in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Memorial– The Naval Museum of Alberta Society and the Calgary naval community erected a memorial dedicated to all Royal Canadian Navy sailors who served, and particularly to those who died, during the Korean War. The memorial was officially unveiled on 25 June 2000 by the Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta and the Chief of the Maritime Staff
  • Inscription on Commonwealth Memorial in South Korea

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