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William Leslie Strachan

In memory of:

Private William Leslie Strachan

May 30, 1951


South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

K800311

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

September 14, 1929
Verden, British Columbia

Enlistment:

August 22, 1950
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of William and Wilhelmina Strachan of Kelowna, British Columbia. Brother of Edwin John, George Gordon, Margaret Alexina, Edna Isobel, Jessie Elizabeth and Shirley Anne.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 70 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

20.4.1161

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.

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  • Korean Veterans War Memorial– This War Memorial is dedicated in memory of Manitobans who lost their lives during the Korean War.
  • Monument– Brothers of William, Gordon and Edwin John Strachan at the Cenotaph in Kelowna, British Columbia where the new Monument had just been dedicated.
  • Cenotaph– Newly dedicated Cenotaph In Kelowna City Park
  • Photo of William Strachan
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaques for Private William Leslie Strachan, Private Charles Lorne Stowe, Private William Albert Stone and Lieutenant Frank Sidney Stilwell 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
  • Grave Marker– Grave Marker, UN Cemetery, Busan, Korea, 2013
  • Memorial– Canadian Memorial, UN Cemetery, Busan, Korea, 2013

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