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PERTH, KOREAN VETERANS (Perth Branch)

 
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dhubthaigh
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:29 pm    Post subject: PERTH, KOREAN VETERANS (Perth Branch) Reply with quote

Located at 246 Old High Street, Perth behind Lindsay Court;







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dhubthaigh
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again, I've just had a quick look at the Roll of Honour after posting. It has added poignancy for me as it bears the name Anthony Mathers who died a couple of years back. He was the father of a very good friend of mine from schooldays. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:21 pm    Post subject: Korean war Perth Reply with quote

Courier & Advertiser Wednesday 25 January 2012 : Craigie column:

Black & White photo of the Memorial "In Memory of the 1087 British Killed .."

Reader D. R. Hamill of Methven has sent this picture of the little known about KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL "stuck up a close " as he puts it , off the OLD HIGH STREET in PERTH . "Surely it could have had a more prominent position ." he says . The Majority of Perth People do no appear to know anything about it and have no idea where it is ."

This may be of general interest to everyone..


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Murray



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a post that appeared on the Black Watch Forums:

Went to find the Korean memorial in Perth [home of the Black Watch] have never visited it before, coudna find it, no signpost in the High St, had to ask about, not a lot of people know its there, its hidden out of sight isnt it.
The gate has a big padlock on it, went round to the blind institute at the back, they allowed me to go out their emergency door to gain access, the place is a disgrace, rubbish everywhere, builders rubble lying about in bags, it needs restoration in a big way

A sad display for our Korean dead,I have to say.
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Murray



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Further to my last post.

Here are 4 images of the area:

Note the White Rock is upturned and the bricks it sat on is missing as is a small notice.







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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a great state.

With the memorial being in a back garden like that you'd think it would be checked upon occasionally by someone?

Nothing broken though, so easily sorted I'd hope.

Derek.
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Ian Davidson



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:33 am    Post subject: Perth Korea memorial update Reply with quote

I visited the memorial earlier this year.

The garden was originally owned by the Red Cross who handed it over to the Perth Branch of the British Korea Veterans Association. The association has recently disbanded. The garden is now owned by the Perth & Kinross Society for the Blind. I spoke to Sandy Pearson who works there - he is in the local Rotary Club who help him with the upkeep of the garden which is now looking much tidier.






Here is the link to the Rotary Perth website: http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=338860&ClubID=49

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:46 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

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