Service Number: SL4027
The Royal Canadian Regiment
Date and Place of Enlistment: January 13, 1951 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Son of Steve and Marion Anaka. Brother of Charlie, John, Bill, Mike and Bessie, Sadie, Ann, Lena and Katharine.
Commemorated on page 1 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance and on the Cenotaph in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. There is also a Tribute to him on the "Roll Call of Honour" website.
More than 26,000 Canadians served in the cause of peace and freedom during the Korean War. One of the places that Canadian soldiers would see the most action was in the area around Hill 355, where they defended the front lines and pushed back heavy enemy assaults.
On 23 Oct 1952, 16 Canadian soldiers were killed defending Hill 335, 2 other soldiers succumbing to their wounds the following day.
Private Anaka was one of the Canadians who fell in this action at Hill 355.
Pvt Gregory Anaka is also remembered with honour on the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton, Ontario, Canada.