Korea 1950 – 1953
History records the meritorious Korean War service of many Light Infantry soldiers, and soldiers of other Regiments also, but sadly leaves a tremendous gap in the availability of individual stories of hardship, deprivation, heroism and mateship. Can we, who have a greater inkling of military mateship, do something about this by developing a platform for ‘conversation’ via this Blog Page? Particularly we seek any Old Mates of Bill Griffiths, ex KSLI and Korean Vet, pictured above. Bill’s personal military story is hotlinked under his bolded name below.
We are receiving many requests now to assist in the search for “Old Mates” – many from the families of soldiers KIA in the Korean War. We are also publishing stories from surviving Korean Veterans who are able to recall with magnificent clarity, those events of over 56 years ago. See our reference to WO2 Bill Griffiths and the crosslinked websites under his name. Others will follow, hopefully well before it’s too late. Scan the photo entitled “Cornishmen in Korea” sent in by Geoffrey Tremain on the Most Wanted List web page.
We can restore old photographs to near originality and invite your participation. Just send an email to the Editor for details. It’s simple to post a Comment here – just type away in the box below and ‘click’. The Editor will correct any typo’s and errors and conceal your email address – so your privacy is protected. If you in turn, would like to record a “Mention” on our Most Wanted List then just click this hotlink to travel and follow the prompts. The ‘Poppies’ photo above is kindly donated by Bill Griffiths from his recent contribution to Clive Yapp’s website Welcome to Korea