STRAIN, Eric

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
PO/X 5315
Born: 
Tuesday, August 19, 1924
Died : 
Wednesday, November 29, 1950
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Local Roll of Honour: 

Marine Eric Strain died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

Notes
His Commando were engaged in operations with US Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B. Drysdale , heading out from Koto-ri, Korea, in an attempt to relieve allied forces at Hagaru-ri.  This was during what later became known as the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.

Primary Roll of Honour: 

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