Marine Eric Strain died during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
British Casualties, Korean War 1950-1953.
Korean Vets. Assn. website.
Devon Heritage website.
His 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.
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