Pictures wanted for memorial site

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

The authorities in Busan wish to obtain photographs of those British servicemen interred there, and, also of those who died but have no known grave.

The photographs will be attached to their 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 the Tyne and Wear area who gave their lives in Korea.

Fusilier Alexander Brotherston; Fusilier Issac Corbett; Private John B Straughan; Driver Nicholas Robson; Private Gordon Shiell; Fusilier Thomas H McNally; Private Leslie Jackson; W/O2 James Morris; Private Robert Smith; Lieutenant Brian Swinbanks; Private Leonard R Turnbull; Gunner Ralph J Barwick; Sergeant Alfred Wilson; Private Ronald Leggett; and Leiutenant John T McGregor(RN).

Any family who lost a loved one in the Korean War of 1950-53 and who wishes to take part can send the photograph to me: James Grundy, 102 College Croft, Eccles, Manchester M300AN, or for further details call (0161) 789 7633 or email

You can also contact Brian Hough on (0161) 368 5622.

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

James Grundy