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John Richard Toole

In memory of:

Corporal John Richard Toole

October 11, 1951

Hill 187, South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

B-801850

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

D Company

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

March 30, 1929
Sarnia, Ontario

Enlistment:

August 22, 1950
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Charles Elgin and Ellen Sadie Toole of Point Edward, Ontario Brother of James Norman and Allan Charles, Elizabeth Jean and Linda May.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 73 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

COMMONWEALTH MEMORIAL (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The memorial is located in the United Nations Cemetery in Tanggok, a suburb of Busan. The stone memorial with bronze panels was erected to commemorate commonwealth soldiers who died and whose burial places are unknown. Twenty one Canadians are listed on the bronze plaques.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John Richard Toole
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaques for Corporal John Richard Toole, Private Robert Herbert George Tolver, Private Aubrey Francis Thomson and Gunner Donald Edward Thompson 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
  • Photo of John Richard Toole– Corporal John Richard Toole in service uniform of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. PPCLI Unit

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