Cleethorpes - Burma Star Associations & Korean War Memorials

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Reference WMO/263948


St Peter's Church

St Peter's Avenue


DN35 8HT


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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
About the memorial: History of the Memorial Ron Hancock, the president of the association designed and arranged for the memorial to be placed in the pavement outside St Peter’s Church. The memorial, consisting of a black polished granite slab with gold leaf lettering cost £800, paid for by fund raising events organised by the association. Burringham’s Stone Masons of Grimsby & Scunthorpe built the memorial to and on 3rd March, 1996, the stone was placed in the pavement outside the church. A service was conducted by the Rev M.F. Jones, O St J and Rev. T.H. Robinson CBE, in the presence of the Mayor of Cleethorpes Margaret Cracknell and the Defence Attaché of Korea Major I. Jung, where Rev. T.H. Robinson dedicated and unveiled the stone. By 2003, Albert ‘Bill’ Clark of Cleethorpes realised that the stone was becoming damaged by persons walking over it, the lettering was becoming dirty and showing signs of wear, so with Ron Hancock and assistance of local Council, had the stone removed from the pavement and placed on a polished granite plinth, which was fixed in the ground near to the wall of the church, standing in an upright position. This moving of the stone was carried out on 16th February 2003, at a cost of £150. The memorial was re-dedicated by Rev. David Peacock, the rector of Cleethorpes and a service was held at the church accompanied by members of the association. Then in 1904, the association purchased 4 benches & placed them outside the church. Each bench has a plaque on it. Inside the church is a flag presented to the British Korean Veterans South Humberside Branch.
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A black polished granite plaque measuring 440mmx 540mm, stands on a plinth of the same material, which is 260mm x 580mm and 60mm thick. The letters on this memorial are 20mm high. They read IN MEMORY OF THOSE SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE FAR EAST 1939 – 1945 KOREA 1950 – 1953 “FOR YOUR TOMORROW WE GAVE OUR TODAY” The plaque on each bench reads: Presented by the Grimsby & Cleethorpes Branch of the Burma Star Association When you go home Tell them of us and say For their tomorows We gave our today

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