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The Scottish Korean War Memorial (1950 - 1953)

 
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Richard Bain



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:54 pm    Post subject: The Scottish Korean War Memorial (1950 - 1953) Reply with quote

This memorial is some three miles south of Linlithgow on the road over the Bathgate Hills. It sits at the south western corner of Beecraigs Country Park at Grid Ref. NS 988728













The Rolls of Honour are inside the Pavilion.

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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard

Thank you for posting these. I've not seen any images of this memorial and it is somewhere I have been wanting to visit.

I know that two KoreanWar rolls of honour have been placed in Edinburgh, one in St Giles High Kirk and one in St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral. Does anyone konw if others were placed in other Scottish cities?

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Malcolm



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is listed as at Torphichen. I believe it was recently vandalised.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:24 am    Post subject: Roll of Honour inside Memorial Reply with quote

The Roll of Honour is on 8 large rectangular pieces of ?plastic ?opaque perspex which stand from floor to ceiling inside the memorial hut.

The memorial did not look vandalised to me in Sept 2007. It is a very tranquil spot.

































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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was an informative piece in the Craigie section of the Courier on Tuesday.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

L/Cpl. David F. Allan is listed on both Denny Town Memorial & Denny Cemetery Memorial.

See:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=96

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3426

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:16 pm    Post subject: Korean War Reply with quote

Courier & Advertiser for Friday June 21st , 2013 : Craigie Column:

KOREAN MASTER AT WORK:

Following on from my last email to the Column" says Major (retd) Bob Ritchie ( formerly Black Watch ) , I thought that readers might like to kow that the man from Korea has gone back home.

"He completed his part in putting on the roof in five days . The only ingredient he used to lay the roof tiles was wet clay.

"Work is now starting on the brick walls ready for the grand opening in July. The Black Watch Association now have their bench ready to be placed in situ once work is complete."

Bob explained previously that the wooden pagoda , opened in 2000 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Korean War , displayed all the names of the fallen British servicemen .

The Structure has been changed to a brick and tile one . The Korean Veterans Association (KVA) carried out fundraising to raise the money to pay for this .


Craigie column - Courier & Advertiser Friday June 21st 2013.

( patrick W Anderson )

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Jim



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:59 am    Post subject: New memorial for UK servicemen who died in Korean War. Reply with quote

Veterans of what became known as the "forgotten war" are holding a dedication service on Saturday 27th July 2013 for a new Scottish Korean War Memorial in West Lothian.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-23469745
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