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

December 6, 1950

The U.S. Marines at the Chosin Reservoir begin their “attack in a different direction” as they engage in a fighting retreat to the port of Hŭngnam. Two entire Chinese armies have been tasked with the destruction of the 1st Marine Division. They succeed in driving the American force from North Korean territory but pay an enormous price: as many as 80,000 Chinese troops are killed or wounded, and the CPVF Ninth Army Group is rendered combat-ineffective for months. “Frozen Chosin” becomes one of the most-storied episodes in U.S. Marine Corps history.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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