NEEDS, Robert James

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
RM 9257
Born: 
Tuesday, February 16, 1932
Died : 
Tuesday, January 30, 1951
Died on active service
Operations: 
Age: 
18

Mne. Needs died whilst a Prisoner of War in Korea.

His death occured 8 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]
 

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