To Honour Canada's Military


Canadian Forces CF (Canadian Forces)


The Canadian Forces have derived many of their traditions and symbols from the military, navy and air force of the United Kingdom, including those with royal elements. Contemporary icons and rituals, however, have evolved to include elements reflective of Canada and the Canadian monarchy.
United Nations Command (UNC) United Nations Command (UNC)


Peacekeepers monitor and observe peace processes in post-conflict areas and assist ex-combatants in implementing the peace agreements they may have signed. Such assistance comes in many forms, including confidence-building measures, power-sharing arrangements, electoral support, strengthening the rule of law, and economic and social development. Accordingly, UN peacekeepers (often referred to as Blue Berets or Blue Helmets because of their light blue berets or helmets) can include soldiers, police officers, and civilian personnel.
The Royal Canadian Regiment The Royal Canadian Regiment
Motto: Pro Patria (For Country)

The RCR was originally authorized as the Infantry School Corps on 21 December 1883, and established its first three company stations at Fredericton, New Brunswick; St Jean, Quebec; and Toronto, Ontario. In 1887 a fourth Company was authorized and the next year was established at London, Ontario. Now consisting of three Regular Force battalions and one Reserve Force battalion, the regiment's four battalions are now stationed in Ontario and New Brunswick. With many of its soldiers drawn from Ontario and the Atlantic Provinces in recent decades, the regiment maintains a general connection as the "local" infantry regiment for eastern Canada. The RCR maintains a Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) in Petawawa, Ontario, which has no operational command role but handles regimental affairs outside the responsibility of the individual Battalions. The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum is located within historic Wolseley Hall in London, Ontario. Wolseley Barracks in London has been continuously occupied by some element of the regiment since construction of Wolseley Hall was completed in 1888. At various times Wolseley Barracks has been the home of the Regimental Headquarters, the 1st and 2nd Battalions, and remains the home of the 4th Battalion today.

Battle Honours
South African War

Paardeberg * South Africa, 1899–1900

Great War

Ypres, 1915, '17 * Gravenstafel * St. Julien * Festubert, 1915 * Mount Sorrel * Somme, 1916 * Pozières * Flers–Courcelette * Ancre Heights * Arras, 1917, '18 * Vimy, 1917 * Arleux * Scarpe, 1917, '18 * Hill 70 * Passchendaele * Amiens * Drocourt–Quéant * Hindenburg Line * Canal du Nord * Cambrai, 1918 * Pursuit to Mons * France and Flanders, 1915–18

Second World War

Landing in Sicily * Valguarnera * Agira * Adrano * Regalbuto * Sicily, 1943 * Landing at Reggio * Motta Montecorvino * Campobasso * Torella * San Leonardo * The Gully * Ortona * Cassino II * Gustav Line * Liri Valley * Hitler Line * Gothic Line * Lamone Crossing * Misano Ridge * Rimini Line * San Martino–San Lorenzo * Pisciatello * Fosso Vecchio * Italy, 1943–1945 * Apeldoorn * North-West Europe, 1945

Korea, 1951–1953

Afghanistan
Pte Symons William Charles
Rank: Private Pte
Service Number: C22503915
Born: Oct 25, 1970
Discharged: Deceased

Served In: Peacekeeping
Service: CF (Canadian Forces)
Battle Group: United Nations Command (UNC)
Regiment: The Royal Canadian Regiment
Dag Hammarskjöld Dag Hammarskjöld
The Dag Hammarskjöld Medal is a posthumous award given by the United Nations (UN) to military personnel, police, or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a United Nations peacekeeping operation. The medal is named after Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, who died in a plane crash in what is now Zambia in September 1961.
Service Details :
2nd Battalion - United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia.


Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal (CPSM)
The prestigious Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to all United Nations Peacekeepers in 1988 in recognition of their collective efforts in the cause of peace. This inspired the creation of the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (CPSM) to acknowledge the unique contribution to peace that Canadian peacekeepers have made since 1947.
UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC)
UNTAC was established in February 1992, incorporating the existing Mission, UNAMIC. The mandate for this Mission relates to human rights, the organisation and conduct of free and fair elections, military arrangements, civil administration, the maintenance of law and order, the repatriation and resettlement of the Cambodian refugees and displaced persons, and the rehabilitation of essential Cambodian infrastructures during the transitional period. After the elections, the Mission was closed on 15 November 1993 and replaced by the United Nations Military Liaison Team (UNMLT). Consisting of 20 military observers, their task was to maintain close liaison with the Cambodian Government, to report to the Secretary-General on matters effecting security in Cambodia and to assist the Government in dealing with residual military matters related to the Paris Agreement. UNMLT was established for a single period of six months. Military Observers are eligible to receive the UNTAC medal.
Awarded for 90 days consecutive service from 16 March 1992 to 15 November 1993.

Service Notes:
Enlisted: June 29, 1989
Pre/Post War:

Deceased: July 12, 1992 at Bangkok, Thailand
Cemetery PRINCETON Cemetery Ontario, Canada
Marker: Range K, Lot 29, Section E, Grave 1
Obituary: Son of Brenda Symons. Brother of Robert Stanley Symons.
 
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Medals and Commendations
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Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal (CPSM)
UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC)

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