SKELTON, Stanley

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
RM 8648
Born: 
Friday, November 20, 1931
Died : 
Wednesday, April 11, 1951
Died on active service
Operations: 
Age: 
19
Mne. Skelton died whilst a Prisoner of War in Korea.
 
He was captured during the period his 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 / Article in the Scarborough News dated 2/12/2010 ]
 

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