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Henry Andrew Szlahetka

In memory of:

Corporal Henry Andrew Szlahetka

June 29, 1951

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

B801127

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

PPCLI

Citation(s):

France and Germany Star,Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp,War Medal 1939-45, Korea Medal and United Nations Service Medal Korea .

Additional Information


Born:

July 16, 1925
East York, Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

August 17, 1950
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Walter and Annie Szlahetka. Brother of Bill and Adelle.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 71 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

20.2.1135

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 Corporal Henry Andrew Szlahetka, Gunner Takashi Takeuchi, Corporal Edward Earl Theobald and Gunner Joseph Thistle 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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