Private Edward James Power (also known as “Joe Dowey”) was born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, on July 10, 1931, to parents Edward and Jean (née MacDonald) Power.
Enlisting in Halifax, N.S., on January 4, 1951, he served with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps, in Korea. Power was killed when hit by shrapnel while deployed at the “Hook” (located near the Samichon River, along the border region of North and South Korea), on December 24, 1952, and was buried in the United Nations Cemetery, Busan, South Korea.
Pte. Edward James Power’s service record (Serv/Reg# SF14075) is not open to public access at this time.
A memorial page honouring Power can be visited online at the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.