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Capt I. E. Patten


Identification

Name/Service Number: K27912126 Captain Ian Edward Patten

Date of Birth: 22 June 1945

Date of Death: 1 April 1975

Place of Birth: : Leeds, England

Place of Death: Nicosia, Cyprus

Unit at time of death: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment - UNIFICYP


Military Service

CF Environment: Land

Command: Mobile

Date of Enrolment: 11 September 1963

Corps/Regiment: Infantry - The Royal Canadian Regiment

Place of Enrolment: Toronto, Ontario

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), International Commission of Control and Supervision Viet Nam, United Nations Forces in Cyprus Medal and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous).


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of Willard Lewis and Margaret Teresa (nee Blundell) Patten of Toronto, Ontario. Brother of Douglas James and Robert Lewis. Husband of Susan Jane (née Ayers) Patten and father of Teresa and John Patten of London, Ontario.

Last Known NOK Location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 163


Burial Information

Cemetery: Sanctuary Park Cemetery

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Grave Reference: Plot Section V450

Cemetery History: U/K


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WO J. M. Peace, CD


Identification

Name/Service Number: R68994389 Warrant Officer John Michael Peace

Date of Birth: 9 December 1953

Date of Death: 6 October 2000

Place of Birth: Hamilton, Ontario

Place of Death: Fredericton, New Brunswick of illness contracted on UNPROFOR deployment

Unit at time of death: 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron


Military Service

CF Environment: Air

Command: U/K

Date of Enrolment: 16 May 1975

Corps/Regiment: Air Operations

Place of Enrolment: Kitchener, Ontario

Entitled Honours and Awards: Special Service Medal with NATO Bar, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Protection Force, and Canadian Forces Decoration with one clasp.


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of Jean Marie Peace of Kitchener, Ontario. Brother of Susan Elizabeth Peace of Saint John, New Brunswick. Husband of Mary Ann Peace of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Last Known NOK Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 211


Burial Information

Cemetery: U/K

Location: U/K

Grave Reference: U/K

Cemetery History: U/K


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Cpl K. E. Pennell, CD


Identification

Name/Service Number: SB138623 Corporal Kenneth Earlwood Pennell

Date of Birth: 11 January 1926

Date of Death: 15 September 1957

Place of Birth: North Bay, Ontario

Place of Death: Suez-Ismailia, Egypt

Unit at time of death: U/K UNEF


Military Service

Service: Army

Date of Enrolment: 1 October 1946

Corps/Regiment: The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

Place of Enrolment: North Bay, Ontario

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Emergency Force Medal, Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous) and Canadian Forces Decoration.


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of the late Obadiah and Abigail Pennell of North Bay, Ontario. Husband of Kathleen Mary (nee Gilpin) Pennell of Kingston, Ontario. Father of Kenneth E. and Douglas C. Pennell. Brother of Clarence, Melville, Donald, Iva and Eilleen Pennell.

Last known NOK location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 83


Burial Information

Cemetery: Moascar War Cemetery

Location: Ismailia, Egypt. Moascar War Cemetery is situated just off the main Ismailia-Cairo road, 10 kilometres by road from Ismailia. The cemetery is contained within an army camp, 3 kilometres along Treaty Road.

Grave Reference: Plot 16 Row A Grave 19

Cemetery History: U/K


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Cpl V. J. Perkin


Identification

Name/Service Number: SK13997 Corporal Vernon John Perkin

Date of Birth: 5 February 1928

Date of Death: 18 October 1965

Place of Birth: London, Ontario,

Place of Death: Laos

Unit at time of death: U/K attached to International Commission for Supervision and Control Viet Nam.


Military Service

Service: Army

Date of Enrolment: 13 March 1952

Corps/Regiment: Infantry - The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Place of Enrolment: Vancouver, British Columbia

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea, United Nations Service Medal Korea, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), International Commission for Supervision and Control Viet Nam Medal.


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of Albert and Edna (née Tetreau) Perkin of London, Ontario. Husband of Mrs. Barbara (née Ashan) Perkin of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Father of Carol Leslie, Jacqueline Robin, Janet Ann, Clayton Gilbert and Albert Boyd Perkin. Half brother of Diane.

Last known NOK location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 126


Burial Information

Cemetery: ICSC aircraft Boeing Stratoliner shot down over Laos. Aircraft not found and remains not recovered from crash site.

Location: N/A

Grave Reference: N/A

Cemetery History: N/A


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Pte L. G. Perron


Identification

Name/Service Number: N65603271 Private Lionel Gilbert Perron

Date of Birth: 19 August 1953

Date of Death: 6 August 1974

Place of Birth: Lac St. Paul, Québec

Place of Death: Nicosia, Cyprus

Unit at time of death: Régiment aéroporte du Canada UNFICYP


Military Service

CF Environment: Land

Command: Mobile

Date of Enrolment: 24 November 1972

Corps/Regiment: Infantry – R22eR

Place of Enrolment: Montreal, Québec

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Force in Cyprus Medal and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous).


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of Joseph Omer Marcel and Henriette (nee Dufour) Perron of Montreal, Québec. Brother of Jean-Rene, Michel Perron, Claudette Perron-Brossard, Madelaine, Denis, Marie-Therese, Roger, Ginette, Marcelle and Daniel Perron.

Last Known NOK Location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 161


Burial Information

Cemetery: St. Léonard De Port Parish Cemetery

Location: St. Léonard, Québec

Grave Reference: Grave 794 A

Cemetery History: U/K


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F/O P. M. L. Picard


Identification

Name/Service Number: 63523 Flying Officer Paul Maximillien Lucien Picard

Date of Birth: 11 February 1939

Date of Death: 30 April 1966

Place of Birth: Beauharnois, Québec

Place of Death: El Kuntilla, Egypt

Unit at time of death: No. 4 (Transport) Operational Training Unit attached to 115 ATU - UNEF


Military Service

Service: RCAF

Date of Enrolment: 23 July 1959

Corps/Regiment: RCAF - Pilot

Place of Enrolment: U/K

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Emergency Force Medal and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous).


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of André J, and Germaine M. M. E. Picard of Beauharnois, Québec. Brother of Jaqueline, Louise, Clair and Marguerite.

Last known NOK location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 132


Burial Information

Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery

Location: Gaza City, Gaza Strip The war cemetery is 1.5 kilometres north-east of the city near the Bureir Road and 370 metres from the railway station.

Grave Reference: Section A Post War Plot Row B Grave 1.

Cemetery History: The Book of Genesis Verse 10:19 indicates that the city of Gaza was established about 5,000 years ago by the Canaanites. Gaza City is located on an ancient caravan route that paralleled the Mediterranean Sea from Phoenicia to Egypt. Gaza was later taken over by the Philistines and Alexander the Great, and then the Crusaders who held the city until the Ottoman Empire conquered that part of the world. During World War 1, the British conquered the area and located the Gaza War Cemetery adjacent to the city to inter their war dead continuing to World War 2 after which it became a Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery. Canada buried 23 UNEF fatal casualties in the Gaza War Cemetery.


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Cpl R. T. Pollard, CD


Identification

Name/Service Number: C59543085 Corporal Robert Thomas Pollard

Date of Birth: 7 October 1953

Date of Death: 28 September 2000

Place of Birth: U/K

Place of Death: Zgon, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Unit at time of death: 426 Transport Training Squadron attached to 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry


Military Service

CF Environment: Air

Command: Air

Date of Enrolment: 15 April 1981

Corps/Regiment: Administration Branch

Place of Enrolment: U/K

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Force in Cyprus Medal, United Nations Protection Force Medal, NATO Medal with Bar for Former Yugoslavia (NATO-FY) and Canadian Forces Decoration.


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Husband of Susan Bird of Trenton, Ontario.

Last Known NOK Location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 211


Burial Information

Cemetery: U/K

Location: U/K

Grave Reference: U/K

Cemetery History: U/K


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Cpl G. S. Porter



Identification

Name/Service Number: SB54595 Corporal Gerald Stanley Porter

Date of Birth: 15 August 1921

Date of Death: 23 April 1959

Place of Birth: Lindsay, Ontario

Place of Death: Ismailia, Egypt

Unit at time of death: Headquarters Canadian Based Units Middle East (HQ CBUME) - UNEF


Military Service

Service: Army

Date of Enrolment: 27 June 1940

Corps/Regiment: The Canadian Provost Corps

Place of Enrolment: North Bay, Ontario

Entitled Honours and Awards: 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Emergency Force Medal, and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous).


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of David H. and Lottie Mary Porter of North Bay, Ontario. Husband of Ann Junor Ross (nee Potter) Porter and father of David, Lynda, and Elizabeth Porter of North Bay, Ontario.

Last known NOK location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 92


Burial Information

Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery

Location: Location: Gaza City, Gaza Strip. The war cemetery is 1.5 kilometres north-east of the city near the Bureir Road and 370 metres from the railway station.

Grave Reference: Post War Section A, Row A, Grave 1

Cemetery History: The Book of Genesis Verse 10:19 indicates that the city of Gaza was established about 5,000 years ago by the Canaanites. Gaza City is located on an ancient caravan route that paralleled the Mediterranean Sea from Phoenicia to Egypt. Gaza was later taken over by the Philistines and Alexander the Great, and then the Crusaders who held the city until the Ottoman Empire conquered that part of the world. During World War 1, the British conquered the area and located the Gaza War Cemetery adjacent to the city to inter their war dead continuing to World War 2 after which it became a Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery. Canada buried 23 UNEF fatal casualties in the Gaza War Cemetery.


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Pte P. K. Porter


Identification

Name/Service Number: D85230103 Private Perry Kevin Porter

Date of Birth: 26 January 1959

Date of Death: 6 November 1980

Place of Birth: Woodstock, New Brunswick

Place of Death: Golan Heights

Unit at time of death: 1 Line Troop attached to Canadian Logistics Company UNDOF


Military Service

CF Environment: Land

Command: CFCC

Date of Enrolment: 14 February 1978

Corps/Regiment: Communications and Electronics Branch

Place of Enrolment: CFB Cornwallis, Nova Scotia

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Disengagement Observer Force Medal and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous).


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of Earl and Thora Marie Porter of Woodstock, New Brunswick.

Last Known NOK Location: Woodstock, New Brunswick

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 171


Burial Information

Cemetery: Benton United Cemetery

Location: Benton, New Brunswick

Grave Reference: U/K

Cemetery History:


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Pte A. J. Prins


Identification

Name/Service Number: K52104431 Private Alan John Prins

Date of Birth: 4 April 1962

Date of Death: 26 September 1982

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario

Place of Death: Nicosia, Cyprus

Unit at time of death: 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry - UNIFICYP


Military Service

CF Environment: Land

Command: Mobile

Date of Enrolment: 25 September 1980

Corps/Regiment: Infantry - Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Place of Enrolment: Ottawa, Ontario

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Forces in Cyprus Medal and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous).


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of Alice Prins of Ottawa, Ontario. Brother of Ashley Prins of Calgary, Alberta.

Last Known NOK Location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 174


Burial Information

Cemetery: U/K

Location: U/K

Grave Reference: U/K

Cemetery History: U/K


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Sgt C. M. Ralph, CD


Identification

Name/Service Number: H65007784 Sergeant Cornelius Michael Ralph

Date of Birth: 14 January 1960

Date of Death: 17 August 1992

Place of Birth: Pembroke, Ontario

Place of Death: Bosanska Gradiska, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Unit at time of death: 22 Field Squadron, 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment UNPROFR


Military Service

CF Environment: Land

Command: Mobile

Date of Enrolment: 18 January 1981

Corps/Regiment: Military Engineers

Place of Enrolment: U/K

Entitled Honours and Awards: Special Service Medal, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Protection Force (Yugoslavia), Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous) and Canadian Forces Decoration.


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Husband of Lorraine Ralph (remarried Hamilton) of Oromocto, New Brunswick. Father of Kate and Rachel Ralph.

Last Known NOK Location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 192


Burial Information

Cemetery: Burton (Bell) Cemetery

Location: R.R. 1, Oromocto, New Brunswick

Grave Reference: Plot 196

Cemetery History: U/K


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Cpl O. J. Redmond

Identification

Name/Service Number: N13602 Corporal Otto Jerrett Redmond

Date of Birth: 4 February 1932

Date of Death: 10 March 1967

Place of Birth: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Place of Death: Xeros, Cyprus

Unit at time of death: 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment UNFICYP


Military Service

Service: Army

Date of Enrolment: 2 March 1954

Corps/Regiment: Infantry - The Royal Canadian Regiment

Place of Enrolment: U/K

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Forces in Cyprus Medal and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous).


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of Mary E. Redmond. Husband of Joan Marie Redmond (née O'Mara) McCrowe and father of Marcellus Cimbra and Claudia Maria.

Last known NOK location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 133


Burial Information

Cemetery: Dhekelia Garrison British Military Cemetery

Location: The cemetery is located in Dhekelia, Cyprus. There are graves for nine Canadians who served with the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and who died between 1964 and 1970.

Grave Reference: Grave 22, Row A, Plot 3

Cemetery History:


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Cpl A. Roach, CD


Identification

Name/Service Number: SA5897 Corporal Aloysius Roach

Date of Birth: 12 November 1933

Date of Death: 17 February 1974

Place of Birth: Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia

Place of Death: Cyprus

Unit at time of death: 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment UNFICYP


Military Service

CF Environment: Land

Command: Mobile

Date of Enrolment: 18 February 1954

Corps/Regiment: Infantry - The Royal Canadian Regiment

Place of Enrolment: U/K

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Force in Cyprus, Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous) and Canadian Forces Decoration.


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of Joseph and Lucy Roach of Reserve, Nova Scotia. Husband of Margaret Roach and father of Karen Roach of Dominion, Nova Scotia.

Last Known NOK Location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 159


Burial Information

Cemetery: St. Eugene's Cemetery

Location: Dominion, Nova Scotia

Grave Reference: Plot 8, Row D, Grave A

Cemetery History: U/K


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Cpl J. T. Roberts


Identification

Name/Service Number: SF8590 Corporal John Thomas Roberts

Date of Birth: 20 September 1935

Date of Death: 10 June 1958

Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Place of Death: Port Suez, Egypt

Unit at time of death: 56 Canadian Transport Company RCASC UNEF


Military Service

Service: Army

Date of Enrolment: 22 May 1953

Corps/Regiment: Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Place of Enrolment: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Emergency Forces Medal and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous).


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of John and Mary Roberts of Tufts Cove, Nova Scotia. Husband of Dolores Doiron and father of John Roberts of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Brother of Ronald, Robert and Carl.

Last known NOK location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 88


Burial Information

Cemetery: Moascar War Cemetery

Location: Moascar War Cemetery is situated just off the main Ismailia-Cairo road, 10 kilometres by road from Ismailia. The cemetery is contained within an army camp, 3 kilometres along Treaty Road.

Grave Reference: Plot 16 Row B Grave 15

Cemetery History: U/K


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Cpl D. C. Ross


Identification

Name/Service Number: C48432004 Corporal Darryl Crawford Ross

Date of Birth: 31 January 1955

Date of Death: 3 March 1978

Place of Birth: Hamilton, Ontario

Place of Death: Tel Aviv, Israel

Unit at time of death: CFB North Bay attached to Canadian Logistics Company UNDOF


Military Service

CF Environment: Air

Command: U/K

Date of Enrolment: 12 June 1973

Corps/Regiment: Military Engineering Branch

Place of Enrolment: Cornwallis, Nova Scotia

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Emergency Disengagement Observer Force Medal and the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous).


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of William Edward and Luella Joan Ross of Hamilton, Ontario. Brother of Arthur, Blair and Barbara. In 1999, Mrs. Ross was finally awarded the Memorial Cross which gave her the status of Silver Cross Mother. Mr. and Mrs. Ross donated a $300.00 cheque sent to them by National Defence to help defray the cost of Cpl Ross' funeral to the 150 Hamilton Tiger Squadron, the air cadets Cpl Ross belonged to as a youth. An Air Cadet squadron in Hamilton, Ontario has created a trophy to the best junior cadet in Cpl Ross's memory.

Last Known NOK Location: u/k

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 168


Burial Information

Cemetery: Hamilton (Holy Sepulchre) Cemetery

Location: Plains Road, Burlington, Ontario

Grave Reference: Row 2, Grave 13

Cemetery History: Established in 1870, this is the Diocese of Hamilton’s oldest cemetery. Holy Sepulchre is large and includes both formal and natural style landscaping.


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Cfmn D. S. Roster


Identification

Name/Service Number: SD192977 Craftsman Dale Stevens Roster

Date of Birth: 27 January 1941

Date of Death: 19 November 1961

Place of Birth: Kingsbury, Québec

Place of Death: Gaza

Unit at time of death: Headquarters, Canadian Base Units Middle East (CBUME) UNEF


Military Service

Service: Army

Date of Enrolment: 23 July 1957

Corps/Regiment: The Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Place of Enrolment: Montreal, Québec

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Emergency Force Medal, and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous).


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of Florence Roster of Richmond, Québec.

Last known NOK location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 115


Burial Information

Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery

Location: Gaza City, Gaza Strip. The war cemetery is 1.5 kilometres north-east of the city near the Bureir Road and 370 metres from the railway station.

Grave Reference: Post War Section A Row A Grave 7

Cemetery History: The Book of Genesis Verse 10:19 indicates that the city of Gaza was established about 5,000 years ago by the Canaanites. Gaza City is located on an ancient caravan route that paralleled the Mediterranean Sea from Phoenicia to Egypt. Gaza was later taken over by the Philistines and Alexander the Great, and then the Crusaders who held the city until the Ottoman Empire conquered that part of the world. During World War 1, the British conquered the area and located the Gaza War Cemetery adjacent to the city to inter their war dead continuing to World War 2 after which it became a Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery. Canada buried 23 UNEF fatal casualties in the Gaza War Cemetery.


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Cpl F. Y. Rousseau

Identification

Name/Service Number: R88062666 Corporal Frederic Ivan Rousseau

Date of Birth: 29 July 1973

Date of Death: 25 September 1995

Place of Birth: U/K

Place of Death: Visoko, Bosnia

Unit at time of death: 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada UNPROFOR


Military Service

CF Environment: Land

Command: mobile

Date of Enrolment: 7 March 1991

Corps/Regiment: Armoured - 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada

Place of Enrolment: U/K

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Protection Force Medal and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous).


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of Réal Rousseau

Last Known NOK Location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 199


Burial Information

Cemetery: U/K

Location: U/K

Grave Reference: U/K

Cemetery History: U/K


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Cpl K. A. Salmon

Identification

Name/Service Number: SK101331 Corporal Kenneth Albert Salmon

Date of Birth: 10 August 1936

Date of Death: 24 September 1967

Place of Birth: U/K

Place of Death: Cyprus

Unit at time of death: U/K attached to Canadian Contingent UNFICYP


Military Service

Service: Army

Date of Enrolment: 9 May 1958

Corps/Regiment: The Canadian Provost Corps

Place of Enrolment: U/K

Entitled Honours and Awards: Special Service Medal with NATO Bar, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nations Forces in Cyprus Medal and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous).


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Husband of Marie Salmon. Father of Kenneth and Russell Salmon.

Last known NOK location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 133


Burial Information

Cemetery: Dhekelia Garrison British Military Cemetery

Location: The cemetery is located in Dhekelia, Cyprus.

Grave Reference: Grave 23, Row A, Plot 3

Cemetery History: There are graves for nine Canadians who served with the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and who died between 1964 and 1970.


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Pte I. A. Sawyer


Identification

Name/Service Number: SK 17653 Private Ian Alastair Sawyer

Date of Birth: 7 March 1938

Date of Death: 22 April 1958

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia

Place of Death: Rafah, Gaza Strip

Unit at time of death: 56 Canadian Transport Company RCASC UNEF


Military Service

Service: Army

Date of Enrolment: 28 June 1954

Corps/Regiment: Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Place of Enrolment: Vancouver, British Columbia

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous),

United Nations Emergency Force Medal and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous).


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of Claude and Catherine Sawyer of Vancouver, British Columbia. Brother of Clyde and Ann Sawyer.

Last known NOK location: U/K

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 89


Burial Information

Cemetery: Moascar War Cemetery

Location: Moascar War Cemetery is situated just off the main Ismailia-Cairo road, 10 kilometres by road from Ismailia. The cemetery is contained within an army camp, 3 kilometres along Treaty Road.

Grave Reference: Plot 16 Row B Grave 9

Cemetery History: U/K



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Cpl M. W. Simpson


Identification

Name/Service Number: B823055 Corporal Michael William Simpson

Date of Birth: 29 June 1948

Date of Death: 9 August 1974

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario

Place of Death: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic

Unit at time of death: 2 Air Movements Unit attached to 116 ATU UNEFME


Military Service

CF Environment: Land

Command: U/K

Date of Enrolment: 24 June 1965

Corps/Regiment: Logistics Branch

Place of Enrolment: U/K

Entitled Honours and Awards: Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous), United Nation Emergency Force Middle East Medal and Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous).


Additional Information

Next of Kin: Son of William (Bill) James Simpson and Loyola Helen Park (née Harrington) of Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Catherine (nee Lambert) of Hearst, Ontario. Brother of John.

Michael (Mike) Simpson joined the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps under the Soldier Apprentice Program. After his promotion to corporal, Mike transferred from Transport Operator to Traffic Technician and worked at 2 Air Movements Unit Canadian Forces Base Petawawa. In 1974, he went to the Canadian Contingent of the United Nations Emergency Force Middle-East II, commonly known as UNEF 2, in Ismailia, Egypt. Later that year he was transferred to duties in Cairo. On 9 August, 1974, Cpl. Michael William Simpson was one of nine Canadian Forces personnel killed on United Nations Flight 51, shot down by a missile en route from Cairo to Lebanon.

Mrs. Park was the Royal Canadian Legion National Silver (Memorial) Cross Mother for 1999 in recognition of her son's sacrifice. She was the first mother of a slain peacekeeper to be selected as the National Silver Cross Mother. The National Silver Cross Mother is chosen annually by The Royal Canadian Legion to represent the mothers of Canada at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa on 11 November. As the Silver Cross Mother she will lay a wreath at the base of the National War Memorial on behalf of all mothers who lost children in the military or merchant navy services of the nation.

Last Known NOK Location: Toronto, Ontario

In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance reference page: 159


Burial Information

Cemetery: Toronto (Pine Hills) Cemetery

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Grave Reference: Grave 1520, Row N

Cemetery History: U/K


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