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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
East Lindsey
Town
Horncastle
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Korean War (1950-1953)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25 July 1999
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53991
Current location

Hammerton Gardens
South Street (A153)
Horncastle
East Lindsey
Lincolnshire
LN9 6DX
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 26024 69415
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone of remembrance made of black granite with polished top and front face. In the centre of the stone is the British Korean Veterans' symbol with the dates of the conflict on either side and dedication below. The stone is raised on a double stepped concrete base so it is positioned at an angle. The base sits in a bed of small pebbles enclosed by four kerbstones. On faces 1, 3 and 4 there are attached 32 small brass plaques inscribed with the names of Horncastle men who served in the conflict and have since died, eight of these were previously attached to the commemorative oak bench opposite. Behind the monument are two flagpoles, one flying the flag of South Korea and the other the Union flag. The commemorative oak bench which is situated on the pathway directly opposite, has one small brass dedicatory plaque remaining the others being moved to the main memorial.
Inscription
Memorial Stone top: IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE KOREAN WAR/ BRITISH/ 1950 1953/ KOREAN VETERANS/ NOT ONE OF THEM IS FORGOTTEN/ BEFORE GOD Memorial Stone front: DEDICATED BY/ LINCOLNSHIRE NO. 1 BRANCH/ 25th July 1999 Kerbstone 1: (11 name plaques) Kerbstone 2: (10 name plaques) Kerbstone 4: (11 name plaques) Bench plaque: IN MEMORY/ (name)/ (10-03-34 - 21-10-01/ DONATED BY/ LINCOLNSHIRE No.1 BRANCH/ B.K.V.A
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Blood, Eric
Brader, Gordon A.
Burrows, Cliff
Carrini, Dennis P.
Collings, Tom J.
Comins, Geoff
Coupland, Ken
Derby, Terry
Ellis, Eric
Elmes, Jim
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Commemorations
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 32
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, nicknames, regiment, dates of birth and death
    Order of information: undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 580mm, height 660mm, width 470mm
    Materials: Granite - Black
  • Base
    Measurements: height 910mm, width 1215mm
    Materials: Concrete
  • Seat
    Measurements: width 1800mm
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
  • Kerb stone
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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