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Deverne Ellsmore Wright

In memory of:

Private Deverne Ellsmore Wright

November 15, 1951

South Korea

Military Service


Service Number:

SG9436

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

1st Battalion

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea.Korea Medal and United Nations Service Medal Korea .

Additional Information


Born:

June 27, 1924
Centreville, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

February 25, 1949
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Son of Edgar and Ruby Wright of Centreville, New Brunswick. Husband of Mrs. Roberta (née Thomas) Wright of Fredericton, New Brunswick. Father of Thomas Paul, Dianne Evelyn Louise and Jewel Anita. Brother of Guy Merton, Stanley Allison, Mrs. Georgie (Gilbert) Barton. Mrs. Ruby Wright was a member of the Remembrance Association, Silver Cross Women of Canada, Wheat City Chapter, Brandon, Manitoba.

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 20, Row 7, Grave 1197

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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  • Frederiction War Memorial
  • Inscription
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaques for Private DEVERNE ELLSMORE WRIGHT, Sapper JOHN O'HARA WRIGHT and Private JAMES RAYMOND ZANTOLAS on the Korean Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton Ontario.
  • Memorial– One 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.
  • 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
  • Inscription– Private DEVERNE ELLSMORE WRIGHT 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 WRIGHT died on November 15, 1951 and is 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.
  • Dedicatory Inscription on the Korean War Memorial– Dedicatory inscription, Korean War Monument, Ottawa, Ontario

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