Help tribute to Grantham soldier killed in Korean War

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Attempts are being made to find relatives of a Grantham man killed in action in the Korean War to ensure he becomes part of a memorial to the 800 British servicemen buried in a cemetery in South Korea.

Brian Hough, acting on behalf of authorities at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in the South Korean city of Busan, is attempting to track down surviving relatives of Lt Richard James Overton (service number unknown), who was killed in action on March 15, 1952.

Cemetery authorities want to obtain photographs of the 800 servicemen buried there and also of those who died but have no known grave.

Copies of the photographs will be placed in the man’s records and will also be displayed on the walls of the Cemetery Hall of Remembrance, for all time.

Any family member or friend of Lt Overton who is able to help can send a photograph to Mr Hough at 116 Fields Farm Road, Hyde, SK14 3NP, Cheshire.

If more details are required you can call him on 01613 685622, or 07467 037742.

You can also email him at