Edwin Alfred Pester

Departed the UK to Korea in winter 1952 on board the Troopship Devonshire as part of his National Service with the British Army, served in Korea until late 1953 when he returned to the UK where he transferred regiment into the South Lancashire Regiment in which he served until 1957 when he was discharged.


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Korean War - Key Events

January 17, 1950

North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung proposes the “liberation” of South Korea to Soviet officials. Weeks of telegram exchanges between Beijing, Moscow, and P’yŏngyang follow, and by early spring Kim has secured assurances of support for the invasion from Soviet premier Joseph Stalin and Chinese leader Mao Zedong.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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