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John Earl Millard Watson

In memory of:

Gunner John Earl Millard Watson

November 20, 1951

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SF21566

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Division:

RCA

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

March 31, 1931
Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Enlistment:

January 26, 1951
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of John and Evelyne (nee Chaisson) Watson of Summerside, Prince Edward Island. Brother of Robert, William, Lorraine, Doris, Joan, Shirley, Patricia and Millard.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 76 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

20.7.1199

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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  • Photo of John Watson
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaques for Gunner John Earl Millard Watson, Sapper Leonard Arthur Watson, Gunner Clifford Donald Weir and Private Daniel Melvin Wellington on the Korean Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton, Ontario.
  • Memorial– A section of the Korean 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 Korean Veterans National Wall of Remembrance Part 1
  • Inscription– Central Section of Korean Veterans National Wall of Remembrance Part 2
  • Memorial– Central Section of Korean Veterans National Wall of Remembrance Part 3

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