Service No.RankServiceDate of BirthPlace of BirthDate of EnlistmentPlace of EnlistmentDate of DeathAgeCemetery/MemorialGrave Reference
Leslie Thomas Fielding B801594Private2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.April 4, 1928Truro, Nova ScotiaAugust 20, 1950Toronto, OntarioApril 25, 195123United Nations Cemetery (Busan), South Korea Plot 2. Row 3. Grave 69Commemorated on Page 24 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance Private Leslie Thomas Fielding was the son of Edwin O. and Mary Lydia Fielding of Truro, Nova Scotia. He had no prior military service. He left school partway through Grade 7 to work in his home town of Truro. From 1943 to 1947, he worked with Stanfields, then the Truro Hotel, the Canadian National Railway (CNR), a greenhouse, St. Lawrence Starch company, and another placement. The personnel officer in Toronto, where Fielding enlisted, accurately noted that the man had worked a lot of different jobs. Fielding was recommended to head to Petawawa to cover a vacancy as a light machine gunner. Training included time at Petawawa, Wainwright, and Calgary before heading to Fort Lewis to prepare to leave for Korea.He joined the PPCLI in August 1950. He was killed in action on the night of April 24-25, 1951, in the Battle of Kapyong at Hill 677, from an injury to his right upper leg. His only personal effects listed was a "Korean ring", perhaps purchased while 2 PPCLI was in reserve and training.