Ipswich veterans unveil plaque in memory of those who served in Korean War

The Millennium cemetery Ipswich Korean War veterans unveiled a new stone plaque. Picture: ROGER FINC

The Millennium cemetery Ipswich Korean War veterans unveiled a new stone plaque. Picture: ROGER FINCH - Credit: Roger Finch

A memorial stone in memory of all those locally who served in Korea from 1950-53 has been unveiled at the Millennium Cemetery in Ipswich.

A new stone plaque with names of local servicemen who had served in Korea 1950-53. Picture: ROGER FI

A new stone plaque with names of local servicemen who had served in Korea 1950-53. Picture: ROGER FINCH - Credit: Roger Finch

The Ipswich branch of the British Korean Veterans Association were joined by an attache from the Korean Embassy in London, alongside members and friends of branch members.

The new stone features the names and a simple crest marking the Korean War, and has been installed in a dedicated memorial garden at the cemetery.

A spokesman from the Ipswich branch of the British Korean Veterans Association said: “The branch is most grateful to Ipswich Borough Council which gave its support and much help with this project.

“It is very necessary to us because we are so few in numbers now.

“The Korean War has bee over 60 years ago – many are now in their 80s – so it is important to remember their efforts.”