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Korean War Memorial

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
1. Korean War Memorial Dedication
Inscription.  

Men from many parts of the British Isles, but predominately from every community and part of Ireland, fought with the RUR in the ‘Happy Valley’ battle in defence of Seoul, capital of South Korea

The memorial above was carved by a Korean mason during the succeeding battles before being erected on 3 July 1951 overlooking the battlefield

As Seoul expanded the memorial had to be moved and was repatriated to the depot of the Royal Ulster Rifles at St Patrick's Barracks Ballymena

It was moved to this final resting place on 24 May 2008 with the gracious permission of Belfast City Council

This relocation was made possible by generous donations from the Regiments and Veterans who fought in the battle, individuals, trusts, the Korean government and Samsung electronics
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In Memory Of
the Officers and Men
of

The 1st Battalion
The Royal Ulster Rifles

Who lost their lives
in

Korea
and especially those who were killed
near this place
on

3rd-4th

Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
2. Korean War Memorial
January 1951
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In Memory Of
the Officers and Men
of

The 1st Battalion
The 45th Field Regiment

and
The 170th Mortar Battery
The Royal Artillery

Who lost their lives
in

Korea
and especially those who were killed
near this place
on

3rd-4th January 1951
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In Honour Of
the Officers and Men
of

The VIII
Kings Royal Irish Hussars

Who lost their lives for the United Nations
in

Korea
and especially those of
"Cooperforce"
Who died in this valley on
3rd-4th January 1951
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The people that walked in darkness
have seen a great light
Is.9v2

 
Erected 2008 by the Regiments and Veterans who fought, Belfast City Council, the Korean Government, Concerned Citizens and Organizations, and Samsung.
 
Location.
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
3. Korean War Memorial
54° 35.79′ N, 5° 55.874′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in County Antrim. Marker is on Donegall Square West just north of Donegall Square South, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Monument is on the west grounds of Belfast City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: Donegall Square, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT1 5GS, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick Temple (a few steps from this marker); Sir Daniel Dixon Bart [Baronet] (within shouting distance of this marker); Living Leaves (within shouting distance of this marker); World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Donegall Square West (within shouting distance of this marker); James Joseph Magennis (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Belfast City Hall (about 90 meters away); Donegall Square North (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
Categories. War, Korean
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
4. Korean War Memorial
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
5. Korean War Memorial
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 12, 2019
6. Korean War Memorial
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 16, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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