Born: 16th October 1927, South Shields, Durham.

Died: 26th April 1951; age 23; Died of Wounds – Battle of Imjin River, Seoul, Korea.

Residence: 168, Nacton Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Lieutenant; Service Number: 393305.

Regiment: Royal Engineers, 55 Independent Field Squadron


Grave Reference:

United Nations Memorial Cemetery,



South Korea.


Father: James Birch Swinbanks, born November 1891, South Shields, Durham – a Local Government Officer.

Mother: May Pemberton Thornton, born December 1894, South Shields, Durham – died 1946, Ipswich.


Brian attended Ipswich School. and is remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel Memorial.

Probate to James Birch Swinbanks – father.

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