HEARD, Lewis Anthony

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
RM 9162
Born: 
Saturday, April 16, 1932
Died : 
Saturday, January 6, 1951
Died on active service
Location: 
Age: 
18
Mne. Heard died of dysentery while a POW at Camp 10 Kaggye, Korea.
 
His death occured 5 weeks after the Commando were engaged in operations on the 29th November 1950 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 / Korean Vets. Assn. website / Devon Heritage website]
 
Also died in captivity on this day Mne. Stanley Hills.
 

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