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Frederick George Works

In memory of:

Private Frederick George Works

April 3, 1951

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

A800453

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

2nd Battalion

Citation(s):

Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp,Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea,Korea Medal and United Nations Service Medal Korea .

Additional Information


Born:

June 22, 1927
Truro, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

December 28, 1943
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Husband of Dorothy (nee Pawlitski)Works of Kitchener, Ontario. Father of Lynda.Son of Chester and Sadie (nee Hirtle) Works of Kitchener, Ontario. Brother of James Percy, Mrs. Keith Cullen, Mrs. Elmer Bartlett, Mrs. Edward Grant and Doris Works. It is notable that when Prime Minister Jean Chretien unveiled the Monument to Canadian Fallen in Canada's capital of Ottawa on 28 September 2003, the widow of Private Works, Dorothy Pawlitski and her daughter were present as honoured guests to assist the Prime Minister in the ceremony. The name of Private Works is embossed on the base of the bronze Monuments that stand in both Ottawa and the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan, Korea. Dorothy Pawlitski and her daughter had visited the grave of Private Works in October 2000, when they travelled to Korea at the own expense.

Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.

Commemorated on Page 80 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN)
South Korea

Grave Reference:

Plot 2, Row 3, Grave 62

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 Frederick Works
  • Inscription– Memorial plaques for Private Frederick George Works, Private Thomas Barry Wotton, Private Thomas Richard Woodbury and Warrant Officer Class I James Deans Wood 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
  • Memorial– Central Section of Korean Veterans National Wall of Remembrance Part 2
  • Memorial– Central Section of Korean Veterans National Wall of Remembrance Part 3
  • Inscription– Private FREDERICK GEORGE WORKS 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.  Private WORKS died on April 3, 1951.  Corporal EARLE  MACASKIL and Private LÉO PAUL GLADU were also killed on this day.  All three were members of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, R.C.I.C. and are buried in the UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN), South Korea
  • Korean War Monument– Korean War Monument, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Close up of Korean War 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

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