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John O'Hara Wright

In memory of:

Sapper John O'Hara Wright

August 28, 1951

Military Service


Service Number:

SB153358

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Engineers

Division:

RCE

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

September 20, 1928
Sarnia, Ontario

Enlistment:

April 9, 1948
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Daniel Dale and Laura Elizabeth Wright of Stratford, Ontario. Brother of Alice Laurine, Orva Jean, and Ella May.

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 4, Grave 1153

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 Sapper JOHN O'HARA WRIGHT, Private DEVERNE ELLSMORE 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
  • 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.
  • Inscription– Dedicatory inscription, Korean War Monument, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Inscription– Sapper JOHN O'HARA 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.  Sapper WRIGHT died on August 28, 1951 and is buried in the UNITED NATIONS CEMETERY (BUSAN), South Korea.
  • Sapper John O'Hara Wright– Sapper John O'Hara in RCE uniform

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