Korean War Memorial, a War Memorial

Korean War Memorial, a War Memorial (HM2GTW)

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N 54° 35.79', W 5° 55.874'

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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 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
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HM NumberHM2GTW
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Regiments and Veterans who fought, Belfast City Council, the Korean Government, Concerned Citizens and Organizations, and Samsung
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 310643 N 6053841
Decimal Degrees54.59650000, -5.93123333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 54° 35.79', W 5° 55.874'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds54° 35' 47.4" N, 5° 55' 52.44" W
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