Korean War Memorials - London - England

England – London

The United Kingdom participated in the Korean War from June 1950 to November 1953. The United Kingdom dispatched one of the largest forces to Korea, second only to the United States. Prime Minister Clement Attlee sent one marine commandos, two infantry brigades, and a fleet of 17 vessels including an aircraft carrier.

In total, the United Kingdom deployed 56,000 soldiers and suffered 4,908 casualties. According to the statistics provided by the South Korean government, there were 1,078 killed in action, 2,674 wounded in action, 179 missing in action, and 977 prisoners of war.

The Korean War Memorial in London is located in front of the Ministry of Defense, on the banks of River Thames. This memorial was built in December of 2014 and is the only Korean War Memorial in England.