Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Samuel Joseph Pious Squires

In memory of:

Trooper Samuel Joseph Pious Squires

June 10, 1952

Military Service


Service Number:

SC-6623

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

LdSH(RC)

Citation(s):

Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal

Additional Information


Born:

December 29, 1929
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Enlistment:

November 18, 1949
Kingston, Ontario

Son of Samuel J. and Eileen A. Squires of Mundy Pond, St. John's Newfoundland. Brother of Frederick, Edward, Benjamin and Ronald and Theresa. Trooper Squires held previous employment as a tailor's apprentice in St. John`s Newfoundland and for a time, as a stevedore in the Newfoundland Harbour. He was active in sports, especially soccer. He was captain and centre half on a team which won the St. John's City Championship. He had won several trophies for bowling and a medal for rowing. He had participated actively in baseball, softball and boxing.

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:

ST. JOHN'S (MOUNT CARMEL) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY
Newfoundland, Canada

Grave Reference:

N/A

Digital Collection

Send us your images
  • Plaque– Memorial plaques for Trooper Samuel Joseph Pious Squires, Private Ronald Stainsby, Private Robert Martin Stenseth and Private Leonard Allen Stewart 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
  • Inscription– Trooper SAMUEL JOSEPH PIOUS SQUIRES 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 SQUIRES died on June 10, 1952 and is buried in MOUNT CARMEL ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, ST. JOHN'S Newfoundland.
  • 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.
  • Dedication– Dedicatory inscription, Korean War Monument, Ottawa, Ontario

Learn more about the Canadian Virtual Memorial

To learn more please visit our help page. If you have questions or comments regarding the information contained in this registry, email vac.cvwm-mvgc.acc@canada.ca or call us.

Date modified: