Korean War Memorial
[Memorial - front:]
[Memorial - left:]
In this fierce and brutal conflict those who fought included many Second World War veterans reinforced by reservists and young National Servicemen
The land battle was fought against numerically superior Communist forces
The terrain was mountainous and the weather extreme
81,084 British servicemen served in the theatre of operations
1,106 were killed in action
Thousands were wounded and 1,060 suffered as prisoners of war
[Memorial - right:]
The Korean War was the first UN action against aggression
The UN forces that fought the North Korean invasion were drawn from 21 countries
Although exhausted and impoverished after the Second World War, Britain responded immediately by providing strong naval, army and air forces and became the second largest contributor after the United States
A distant obligation honourably discharged
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Korean.
Location. 51° 30.223′ N, 0° 7.432′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Memorial is on Victoria Embankment just north of Richmond Terrace, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1A 2HB, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trenchard (a few steps from this marker); Fleet Air Arm Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Chindit Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Viscount Portal of Hungerford (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Air Force Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Britain Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Charles G. Gordon CB (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . . Memorial to the Korean War unveiled in London (UK.gov, December 3, 2014). (Submitted on December 20, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 110 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 20, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.