KNOCK, Douglas Alexander

Rank: 
Surgeon Lieutenant
Service: 
Royal Navy
Born: 
Sunday, January 14, 1923
Died : 
Wednesday, November 29, 1950
Killed in action or died of wounds
Location: 
Age: 
27
Surg. Lieut. Knock was attached to 41 Independent Commando RM at the time of his death in Korea. He was killed whilst the Commando were 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 in an attempt to relieve allied forces at Hagaru-ri.  This was during what later became known as the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
 
Surg. Lieut. Knock was accompanied during this operation by Leading Sick Berth Attendant Denis Raine who was captured and killed whilst attempting to escape.
[Sources: AFM ROH / Korean Vets. Assn. website / Devon Heritage website / The booklet Train Wreckers and Ghost killers]
 

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