Korean War Memorials - Bathgate - Scotland

Scotland – Bathgate

Scotland, as part of 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 Scotland is located in Bathgate. It is made out of 8 tons of tile and fir trees transported from Korea and lists the names of the British Armed Forces members who served in the Korean War.