Korean veterans

THE BRITISH Korean Veterans Association (BKVA), has appealed to the Review to help with a project to provide photographic records of more than 800 British Servicemen who are at rest in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery at Busan, South Korea.

James Grundy wrote: “The authorities wish to obtain photographs of servicemen interred there and also those who died but have no known grave. “These photographs will be attached to their records and also displayed in the cemetery hall of remembrance.

“The following are a few of those from the Angus area who gave their lives: Pte John Nicoll, Pte Kenneth Ford, Gnr John Murphy, Cpl Hugh Cox, Pte Robert Kemp, Gnr Roy England, Pte Jack Nixon, Pte Albert R. Lorimer, L/Cpl Robert C. Stark and C/Sgt Alexander Ramsay.”

Mr Grundy continued: “Any family who lost a loved one in the Korean War, 1950-53, can send the photograph to me at 102 College Croft, Eccles, Greater Manchester, M30 0AN, or contact me by telephone, 0161 7897633.”

And a colleague of Mr Grundy’s is trying to contact survivors of the conflict.

Mr Brian Hough, ex King’s Liverpool Regiment, said: “The Association is trying to contact former members of HM Armed Forces who served in Korea/Japan from 1950 to 1953, and servicemen and women who served in these two places at a later date with the Peace Keeping Force, 1953 to 1957. This appeal includes former members of the Merchant Navy, NAAFI, Red Cross and WRVS.”

Any interested veteran can contact Mr Hough at 116 Fields Farm Road, Hattersley, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 3NP.

He asks you to include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

The objective of the BKVA is to be involved in any endeavour for the benefit of men and women of all ranks who served in the Korean War and subsequent Peacekeeping Forces, or for the benefit of widows and dependants, and to promote welfare and the relief of distress.