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AHERN, Gerard

Marine
CH/X 5110
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Gerard Ahern, from Darwen Lancashire, died whilst a prisoner of war in Korea.
Extract from an article in the Lancashire Telegraph 28th January 2004

BABB, Ronald Benjamin

Corporal
PO/X 5056
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Ronald Babb died [1] in the Korean war during a raid on the night of 6th/7th October, when two troops of the Commando landed under the command of Major D. L. St. M. Aldridge, R.M., at Churonjang.  A rail and road tunnel was blown up with two tons of explosive and completely blocked [2]
 

BARNES, Charles Ernest

Sergeant
PO/X 4003
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Charles Barnes, 'B' Troop, died during operations at Hodo Pando, Korea. He was part of a raiding party that landed by canoe and were engaged in a daylong firefight.

GARNER, Ivan

Marine
RM 9211
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Ivan Garner died during operations at the Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn website.
Devon Heritage website.
 

HARWOOD, John Gordon

Lieutenant
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant John Harwood, 'B' Troop, died during operations at Hodo Pando, Korea. He was part of a raiding party that landed by canoe and were engaged in a daylong firefight. 
Sergeant Charles Barnes of 'B' Troop also died in this raid.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.

HEARD, Lewis Anthony

Marine
RM 9162
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Lewis Heard died of dysentery while a POW at Camp 10 Kaggye, Korea. He had been reported missing during operations on 29 November 1950 at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
 

HILL, Christopher Reginald Bernard

Corporal
PO/X 6204
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Corporal Christopher Hill died whilst a Prisoner of War in Korea. His death occurred 13 weeks after the Commando were engaged on the 29th November 1950 in operations with American Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B. Drysdale, heading out from Koto-ri, Korea, in an attempt to relieve allied forces at Hagaru-ri.

HILLS, Stanley Edward Herbert

Marine
PLY/X 1488
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Stanley Hills died whilst a prisoner of war in Korea. He had been reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
Also died in captivity on this day Marine Lewis Heard.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.

JONES, Peter Raymond

Marine Peter Raymond Jones 41 Commando
Marine
RM 8682
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Silver Star (USA)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Peter Jones, from Penarth, Wales, died during an amphibious operational landing from the USS Perch on the coast above Hungnam and west of Tanchon.

MCCOURT, Joseph

Marine
RM 9046
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Joseph McCourt, from Hamilton Scotland, died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea. 
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Report in The Scotsman 8th December 1950, page 5.

MCCURRIE, Peter

Rifleman Peter McCurrie
Rifleman
3599032
No 6 Commando
Border Regiment
Royal Ulster Rifles
Died on active service
Rifleman Peter McCurrie, a former member of No.6 Commando in WW2, died during operations in Korea serving with the Royal Ulster Rifles. He was a prisoner of war at the time of his death. He is remembered on the UN Memorial Wall at Pusan, and his name is also inscribed on the War Memorial at Frizington, Cumbria.

NICHOLLS, Reuben

Marine
PO/X 6067
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Reuben Nicholls died whilst attempting to escape having been taken Prisoner of War in Korea.

The following entry is from the RMA on their Facebook page

REUBEN NICHOLLS RM, 1925-51 Award of the Elizabeth Cross.

PARKINSON-CUMINE, Ralph Nicholas

Capt Ralph Parkinson-Cumine RM
Captain
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Killed in action or died of wounds

Captain Ralph Parkinson-Cumine MC, 'B' troop, was reported missing presumed killed during operations in Korea. His Commando were engaged in operations with US Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B.

SOUTHWORTH, Ronald

Corporal
RM 10038
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Ronald Southworth died during operations in Korea. He had been reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.

WYETH, Kenneth

Marine
RM 8784
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Kenneth Wyeth died wilst a prisoner of War having been captured during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea on 29 November 1950.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Admiralty announcement in The Times published 14th April 1951.
British Korean Veterans Assn. website.


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