War dead are remembered

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I am acting on behalf of the authorities at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery Busan South Korea, where over 800 British servicemen are buried.

The authorities there wish to obtain photographs of those servicemen interred there, and, also of those who died but have no known grave.

The photographs will be attached to their records, and will also be displayed on the walls of the Cemetery Hall of Remembrance for all time.

The following are just some of the many young men from the North-East who gave their lives in Korea:

Gnr Reginald Morrison; Pte Gerald Clarke; Lce Cpl Kenneth Newby; Rfn Thomas Ostle; Sgt Ralph Liddle; Cpl Francis Howse; Pte Eric Turner; Pte Colin McHale; Pte Denis Smith; Pte John B Straughan; Drv Nicholas Robson; Pte Gordon Shell; Fus Thomas H McNally; Lt Brian Swinbanks; Gnr Ralph J Barwick; Sgt Alfred Wilson.

Any family who lost a loved one in the Korean War, 1950/53, who wishes to take part can send the photo to me at the address below.

Call 0161 368 5622 or 07467 037742. You can also email bhough116@gmail.com.

Brian Hough,

116 Fields Farm Road,


SK14 3NP.