MCCOURT, Joseph

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
RM 9046
Born: 
Wednesday, August 13, 1930
Died : 
Wednesday, November 29, 1950
Killed in action or died of wounds
Location: 
Age: 
20

Marine Joseph McCourt from Hamilton was killed during operations in Korea. [1]+[2]

His death occured 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, Korea, in an attempt to relieve allied forces at Hagaru-ri.  This was during what later became known as the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. [3]
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH
[2] The Scotsman 8th December 1950, page 5.
[3] Korean Vets. Assn. website / Devon Heritage website.
 

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