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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
West Lothian
Town
Torpichen
County
Lothian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Korean War (1950-1953)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 27 June 2000
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 27 June 2000
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53723
Current location

Southwest corner of Beecraigs Country Park 1 1/4 miles east of Torpichen
Witchcraig Wood Beecraigs Country Park
Torpichen
West Lothian
Lothian
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 960 720
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Small wooden pagoda surrounded by 110 Korean pine trees (one for every 10 Britons who died in the conflict), 1090 Birch trees (one for each of the fallen) and picnic tables along a pathway named United Nations Avenue which is surrounded by 21 trees, representing the 21 nations involved in the UN force in Korea. The traditional Korean pagoda contains the Rolls of Honour - listing names and regts/corps of those who died in the conflict. There is also a Cairn at the entrance to the site.
Inscription
(Not known)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 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
Components
  • Pavilion
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Tree
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Cairn
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Condition
History
2002: The site was vandalised in October when eight pine trees were uprooted and damaged and the visitors' book was daubed with obscene graffiti.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public,other
Responsibility
The Scottish Korean War Memorial Trust. Central Scotland Countryside Trust, who designed the memorial, agreed to maintain the site for first 5 years.
Reference

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