Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Douglas Edwin Spence

In memory of:

Private Douglas Edwin Spence

March 7, 1951

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

B800980

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

PPCLI

Citation(s):

Korea Medal and United Nations Service Medal Korea .

Additional Information


Born:

March 21, 1931
Hamilton, Ontario

Enlistment:

August 16, 1950
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Kenneth Lyle and Audrae E. Spence of Hamilton, Ontario. Brother of Victor, Kenneth, Patrick, Shane and Donna.

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:

2.2.52

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 Private Douglas Edwin Spence, Private Philip Clark Spencley, Private Donald Lee Stanley and Lance Corporal Donald Henry Steer 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 Part 1
  • Inscription– Central Section of Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance Part 2
  • Memorial– Central Section of Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance Part 3

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