HILLS, Stanley Edward Herbert

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PLY/X 1488
Born: 
Saturday, March 20, 1915
Died : 
Saturday, January 6, 1951
Died on active service
Operations: 
Age: 
35

Mne. Hills died whilst a prisoner of war in Korea.

His death occured 5 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 History.net / British Casualties Korean War 1950-1953]
 
Also died in captivity on this day Mne. Lewis Heard.
 

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