A drumhead service of commemoration to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War (1950-53) will be held in Northampton on Sunday 23 June at 2pm.
Almost 100,000 British soldiers served in the Korean War and sadly 1,078 sacrificed their lives, including eight soldiers from Northamptonshire. Trooper Cyril Adams (Wellingborough), Lance Corporal Peter Garwood (Northampton), Fusilier Alan Mills (Moulton), Corporal Montague Ritterband (Northampton), Private Roy Rose (Brixworth), Lieutenant John Sharp (Wellingborough), Sergeant Sidney Streather (Kettering) and Signalman Warren Smith (Flore) were among those who lost their lives.
The bravery and sacrifice of all those who served in the Korean War will be remembered during the service in the memorial garden in Abington Square, Northampton. A memorial to all those who have died in wars from Northampton since 1945 will also be unveiled.
The service has been organsied by Northampton Borough Council, Royal British Legion and Korean Veterans Association. The Mayor of Northampton, councillors, veterans and serving personnel will be attending. Full details of the service and times will be given nearer the day.