NEEDS, Robert James

Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Service number: 
RM 9257
Tuesday, February 16, 1932
Died : 
Tuesday, January 30, 1951
Died on active service

Marine Robert Needs died whilst a Prisoner of War in Korea.

His death occured 8 weeks after the Commando were engaged on the 29th November 1950 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. 
[Sources: AFM ROH / Naval / British Casualties Korean War 1950-1953]

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