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

July 27, 1953

Mark W. Clark for the UN Command, Peng Dehuai for the Chinese, and Kim Il-Sung for North Korea conclude an armistice ending hostilities. A demilitarized zone is created that roughly follows the prewar border along the 38th parallel. South Korean Pres. Syngman Rhee announces his acceptance of the agreement, but no representative of South Korea ever signs the document.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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