Pictures of fallen wanted

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I am acting on behalf of the authorities at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery Busan South Korea, where more than 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, L/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, and wish to take part can send the photograph to me, Brian Hough, 116 Fields Farm Road, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 3NP or for further details phone 0161 368 5622 or 07467037742.

You can also email me at

May I thank you for any help that you can give on this matter.

Brian Hough