Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Fulton Smillie

In memory of:

Trooper John Fulton Smillie

December 17, 1951

Military Service


Service Number:

B801149

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), R.C.A.C.

Division:

LdSH(RC)

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

December 29, 1931
Milton, Ontario

Enlistment:

August 17, 1950
Toronto, Ontario

Son of George Fulton and Margaret ( nee Wilson) of Milton, Ontario. Brother of David, George, Samuel, Colin, Margaret, and Mary.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 69 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

20.9.1222

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– The name of John Fulton Smillie appears on the cenotaph in Victoria Park, Milton Ontario Canada. It was added to the bottom of the panel for the Great War of (1914-1921), noted as a death in the Korean War. Some time later, his name was repeated (in error) on the list of men killed in WWII, along with Paterson and Dixon, also errors on the cenotaph.
  • Inscription– The name of John Fulton Smillie appears on the cenotaph in Victoria Park, Milton Ontario Canada. This is an enlargement of his name on the cenotaph.
  • Memorial– The name of John Fulton Smillie appears twice on the cenotaph in Victoria Park, Milton Ontario Canada. This image shows where his name was also later added "in error" to the section of the cenotaph listing those killed in WWII.
  • Inscription– Memorial plaques for Trooper John Fulton Smillie, Gunner Leslie Albert Snow, Craftsman Frederick Slater and Lieutenant Colonel William Robert Ian Slack 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
  • Memorial– Central Section of Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance Centre Part
  • Memorial– Central Section of Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance Right
Part
  • Inscription– Trooper JOHN FULTON SMILLIE  is one of 23 soldiers commemorated on this panel and is one of the 516 soldiers whose names appear on the Korean War Monument in Ottawa.  It was erected IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE CANADIAN WHO DIED IN SERVICE DURING THE KOREAN WAR 1950-1953 AND ON KOREAN PEACE KEEPING DUTIES, 1953-1957.  Trooper SMILLIE died on December 17, 1951and is buried in the UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN), South Korea
  • Korean War Memorial– Korean War Monument, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Memorial– Close–up of the Korean War Monument in Ottawa, Ontario.  This features a Canadian soldier, facing toward Busan, Korea, where an identical monument watches over the graves of 378 Canadians in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery. Accompanying the volunteer are two Korean children, both holding symbols: the girl, a bouquet of maple leaves symbolizing Canada; and the boy, a bouquet of maple leaves and roses of Sharon, the national flower of Korea.
  • Dedicatory Inscription on the Korean War Memorial– Dedicatory inscription, Korean War Monument, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Grave marker– United Nations Memorial Cemetery - Busan Plot 20, row 9, grave 1222
Wounded on Hill 259 - died of wounds at 8063 MASH.
Picture taken October 2001.

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