Bracebridge All Saints - N.M.& B. V, A,

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Reference WMO260040

Address:

All Saints

Brant Road

Bracebridge

Lincoln

LN5 8RN

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
About the memorial: Members of the Lincoln branch of the Malaya and Borneo Veterans' Association have been campaigning for years for a permanent tribute to soldiers killed in the Far East conflict. They have now decided to buy a tribute for the association's designated church, All Saints, in the city's Brant Road. Between 1948 and 1960 nearly 450 British soldiers were killed in Malaya. Treasurer of the Lincoln branch John Martland (74), served in Korea and Malaya in the 50s and was a signaller in the Royal Artillery. He said it was about time the soldiers were recognised for what they did. "The conflict lasted 12 years, longer than the First World War and Second World War put together," he said. "We were fighting against the Chinese-backed Malayan Communist Party who were trying to overthrow the British government. "The first lot in suffered heavy casualties and they had no jungle training, they didn't really know what they were getting into. "But although it lasted 12 years, it was the only war in which the communists
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