Category Archives: Korean War

Korean War Memorial in London

The Korean War Memorial May be found in the Victoria Embankment Gardens on the Thames in London. (Google Earth co-ordinates: 51°30’13.42″N, 0° 7’26.20″W)  It was unveiled by the Duke of Gloucester on 3 December 2014. The memorial features a bronze … Continue reading

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Durban High School War Memorial

The images of the Durban High School War Memorial are courtesy of Shelly Baker. It may be found at GE co-ordinates -29.844204°, 30.997675°. The school has existed since 1866 and recently celebrated it’s 150th anniversary. Sadly the Roll of Honour … Continue reading

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Horace William Madden GC

Horace William Madden (14/02/1924 – 06/11/1951) was awarded the George Cross for his actions between 24 April and 06 November 1951, while a Prisoner of War at Kapyong, Korea. “He was 26 years old and serving in the 3rd Battalion, … Continue reading

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James Power Carne VC, DSO

James Power Carne  (11/04/1906 – 19/04/1986) was awarded  the Victoria Cross for his actions with the Gloucestershire Regiment during the Korean War in 1951. The Citation reads: “On 22/23 April 1951 near the Imjin River, Korea, Lieutenant Colonel Carne’s battalion was … Continue reading

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Gloucester War Memorial

The Gloucester War Memorial is situated on a corner at the entrance to Gloucester Park and may be found at Google Earth co-ordinates  51°51’36.29″N,   2°14’29.40″W. The plinth is topped with the familiar emblem of the Sphinx that is also found on … Continue reading

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Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps Memorial

I found the Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps Memorial while visiting the Tank Museum at Bovington in December 2013. The museum is an amazing experience on its own, and the memorial just adds that much more to the experience. … Continue reading

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SAAF Museum, Swartkops AFB

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The Uitenhage War Memorial.

These photographs of the Uitenhage War Memorial are courtesy of Ronnie Lovemore. Interesting enough it has plaques from both World Wars, as well as the Korean War and the Border War, There is also a plaque commemorating the sacrifice of … Continue reading

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South African Roll of Honour: Union Buildings, Pretoria.

These photographs were taken in September 2009 and in 2012 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Sadly, like so many things in South Africa it had been vandalised. In 2009 I noted that plaques had been prised off the wall … Continue reading

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The Air Force Memorial at Bays Hill

This beautiful memorial, completed in 1963, is well worth the trip to Pretoria for. Situated on Bays Hill, close to the Air Force Museum, it’s surrounded by well tended gardens and a magnificent view.  Members of the South African Air … Continue reading

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