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Imjin River Memorial

WM reference
6601
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Current location

City Hall
On lawn on west side of City Hall
Donegal Square West
Belfast
Belfast City Council
Antrim
BT1 5GS
Northern Ireland
OS Grid Ref.: NW 46240 29558
Denomination: Undefined

Previous location

ST PATRICKS BARRACKS
Ballymena
Ballymena
Antrim
Northern Ireland
OS Grid Ref.: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

Description

OBELISK ON TWO-STEPPED PLINTH. CROSS INSCRIBED ABOVE WORDING ON TWO FACES. Royal Ulster Rifles BADGE AT BOTTOM OF OBELISK.

Inscription

6 O'Clock Face: 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 9 O'Clock Face: THE PEOPLE/ THAT WALKED/ IN DARKNESS/ HAVE SEEN/ A GREAT LIGHT/ (...) 12 O'Clock Face: IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF/ THE 45TH FIELD REGIMENT AND THE/ 170TH MORTAR BATTERY/ THE ROYAL ARTILLERY/ who lost their lives/ in/ KOREA/ and especially those who died/ near this place/ on/ 3rd - 4th JANUARY 1951 3 O'Clock Face: (exact wording unknown)

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Korean War (1950-1953)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: Undefined
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Obelisk
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Marble - White
Listed?: No

History

2008: The lettering and badges have been re-blackened and the gold crosses regilded. A new plinth has been added to match the other statues and memorials in the precincts of City Hall. A bronze plaque has been added to the upper plinth with the history of the memorial.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

War Memorials Trust WM2327 http://www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=440

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