MCCOURT, Joseph

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
'41 Independent Commando RM'
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Number: 
RM 9046
Born: 
Wednesday, August 13, 1930
Died : 
Wednesday, November 29, 1950
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
20
Local Roll of Honour: 
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.
Korean Vets. Assn. website / Devon Heritage website.
 
Notes
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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