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Ipswich to get memorial to Korean War veterans from "forgotten conflict"

PUBLISHED: 15:57 07 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:58 07 June 2017

Korean veterans have sometimes seen the conflict as the

Korean veterans have sometimes seen the conflict as the "Forgotten War". Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

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A new memorial is to be created at Ipswich' Millennium Cemetery marking the service given by those who fought in the "Forgotten War" in Korea in the early 1950s.

Alasdair Ross' father Peter was a Korean veteranAlasdair Ross' father Peter was a Korean veteran

The Ipswich branch of the British Korean Veterans’ Association is inviting people to contact them if they want their names or those of deceased family members who served in that conflict engraved on the stone.

The father of borough councillor Alasdair Ross fought in that conflict – Peter Ross returned to serve on the council in the 1970s.

Alasdair Ross said: “This was a conflict a lot of people went to, but it has been overlooked over the years and it is important to recognise the service of veterans who fought there.”

Anyone wanting a name included should write to the British Korean Veterans’ Association (Ipswich and District Branch), c/o The Cemetery Office, 10 Cemetery Lane, Ipswich IP4 2TQ or by e-mail to bereavementservices@ipswich.gov.uk

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