HEARD, Lewis Anthony

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service numbers: 
RM 9162
Born: 
Saturday, April 16, 1932
Died : 
Saturday, January 6, 1951
Died on active service
Age: 
18
Local Roll of Honour: 
Marine Lewis Heard died of dysentery while a POW at Camp 10 Kaggye, Korea. He had been reported missing during operations on 29 November 1950 at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Also died in captivity on this day Mne. Stanley Hills.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.
 
Notes
On 29 November 1950 his Commando had been 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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