CALDER, Harry Watt
Private Harry Calder, RAMC attached to 40 RM Commando, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his outstanding gallantry during operations at Lake Comacchio. 
During the Korean War Corporal Harry Calder, DCM, RAMC, was attached to the Royal Ulster Rifles and was on a midnight patrol near the Imjin River when ambushed and taken prisoner of war. Originally reported as missing, it was not until 5 months later that his family discovered he had been taken prisoner . He remained in captivity in Korea for 2 years and 4 months.  In Commando Association newsletter no. 15 issued September 1952 there is an entry as follows: Pte. H. W. Calder, DCM, of the R.A.M.C. (40 and 45 Cdos) is being treated reasonably well in captivity and is being allowed to carry on with his medical work. His Mother thanks members for their kind enquiries. In September 1973 H.W. Calder DCM (40 and 45 Cdos) from Peterhead Aberdeenshire is named in Commando Association Lost Legion List no. 3 (members they had lost contact with).
Additional Sources  London Gazette 37310, page 5100  Citation from National Archives WO/373/14 .  Aberdeen Evening Express report published Saturday 22nd September 1951 posted on CVA Forum.
 The Dundee Courier report on his return home published 16th Oct. 1953.
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