© WMR-6601

Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Belfast City Council, Ballymena
Town
Belfast, Ballymena
County
Antrim, Antrim
Country
Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland
Commemoration
Korean War (1950-1953)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6601
Current location
  • On lawn on west side of City Hall
    City Hall
    Donegal Square West
    Belfast
    Belfast City Council
    Antrim
    BT1 5GS
    Northern Ireland

    OS Grid Ref: NW 46240 29558
    Denomination: Undefined
Previous locations
  • 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
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
Condition
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.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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