Seeking photographs of Korean dead

Between 1950 and 1953 hundreds  of soldiers from throughout  Ireland served in the Korean war. Last month at Clonaver Barracks in East Belfast, above, the final muster took place for Royal Ulster Rifle survivors. Photographer: Mr Robbie Hodgson

Between 1950 and 1953 hundreds of soldiers from throughout Ireland served in the Korean war. Last month at Clonaver Barracks in East Belfast, above, the final muster took place for Royal Ulster Rifle survivors. Photographer: Mr Robbie Hodgson

I am acting on behalf of the authorities at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery Busan South Korea, where over 800 British Servicemen are buried.

The authorities there wish to obtain photographs of those servicemen interred there,and, also of those who died but have no known grave. Copies of the photographs will be placed in the man’s records, and will also be displayed on the walls of the Cemetery Hall of Remembrance,for all time.

The following names are just some of the young men from Ulster who gave their lives in the Korean War.

Rfn.James Shannon; Rfn.Sammuel Robinson; Rfn.Samual.G.Wallace; Rfn. Edward.B.Lyons; A/B. Clifford Skelton; Sgt.Frank Nugent; Rfn. Robert.J.McCracken.;Cpl.William Davidson; Cpl.William.J.McConnell; Rfn. Arthur.J.McNaughton; Spr. Patrick.J.Breen; Sgt.Francis Lennon.

Any family,or friend, who lost a loved one in the Korean War 1950-53, and wish to take part can send the photograph to me. Brian Hough 116 Fields Farm Rd. Hyde SK14 3NP Cheshire. If more details are required you can phone 0161 368 5622 or, 07467037742. You can also email bhough116@gmail.com

May I thank you for any help that you can give on this matter.

Brian Hough, Cheshire