Gloucester Valley Battle Monument

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Gloucester Valley Battle Monument
Hangul 파주 영국군 설마리전투비
Hanja 坡州 英國軍 雪馬里戰鬪碑
Revised Romanization Paju Yeonggukgun Seolmari Jeontubi
McCune–Reischauer P’achu Yŏngkukkun Sŏlmari Chŏnt'upi

The Gloucester Valley Battle Monument (Korean: 파주 영국군 설마리전투비, literally "Seolma-ri Battle Monument of British Forces in Paju ") [1][2] is a memorial in South Korea that commemorates the actions of the Gloucestershire Regiment during the Battle of the Imjin River in 1951.

Hill 235[edit]

Hill 235, where the 1st Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment (the Glorious Glosters) was ordered to "Hold on where you are", is remembered as "Gloster Hill". The hill is south of the Imjin River and west of the Seolmacheon stream at 37°56′44″N 126°55′44″E / 37.94556°N 126.92889°E / 37.94556; 126.92889 in Jeokseong-myeon, Paju City, Gyeonggi-do Province, South Korea.

Memorial[edit]

The memorial stands at the foot of Gloster Hill (Coordinates: 37°56'33.78"N, 126°56'21.00"E), beside the Seolmacheon stream, and the British Embassy in Seoul organises services for veterans on every anniversary of the battle. Information on and artifacts from the battle are held by The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum.

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Coordinates: 37°56′34″N 126°56′21″E / 37.94278°N 126.93917°E / 37.94278; 126.93917