Appeal for war dead pictures

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REPRESENTATIVES from the British Korean Veterans Association are appealing to Wearside families who lost a loved one in the Korean War.

Acting on behalf of the authorities from the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan, where more than 800 British servicemen rest, the association is seeking photographs of servicemen interred there.

They are also looking for pictures of those who died in the war, but have no known grave.

The photographs will be attached to the servicemen’s records and displayed in the cemetery hall of remembrance.

Any family member who lost a loved one in the war from 1950 and 1953 and wishes to take part, can send their pictures to James Grundy, British Korean Veterans Association, 102 College Croft, Greater Manchester, M30 OAN.

The association is also looking to contact former members of HM Armed Forces who served in Japan/Korea between 1950 and 1953, as well as servicemen and women who served in the two places as part of the Peace Keeping Force between 1953 and 1957.

For more information contact Brian Hough, 116 Fields Farm Road, Cheshire, SK14 3NP.