STRAIN, Eric

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X 5315
Born: 
Tuesday, August 19, 1924
Died : 
Wednesday, November 29, 1950
Killed in action or died of wounds
Location: 
Age: 
26

Mne. Strain died during operations in Korea.

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.
[Sources: AFM ROH / Korean Vets. Assn. website / Devon Heritage website]
 

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