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TRACEY, John Edward

CFHS Ref 7082
War Korea
Surname TRACEY
Forenames John Edward
Nationality UK
Rank Gunner
Service No 5437245
Section Company Battery 170th Mortar Battery
Service Royal Artillery
Awards
1939-1945 Star1939-1945 Star
Mentioned in DespatchesMentioned in Despatches
France and Germany StarFrance and Germany Star
British War Medal WW 2British War Medal WW 2
Korea MedalKorea Medal
United Nations Service Medal KoreaUnited Nations Service Medal Korea
Residence Zennor
Date Of Death 08-Sep-51
Cause Disease
Interred UN Memorial Cemetery
Parish War Memorial Zennor WM
Role of Honor Penzance BoR
Other Memorial Armed Forces Memorial.
County/Country Staffordshire.
County/Country (Cemetery) Republic of Korea
Age 29
Year Born 1922
Parents Harry TRACEY
Parents Residence 9 Duck Street, Mousehole
Remarks Was reported as German POW but is unknown if he died in captivity.
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Story

Served in WWII in the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, and then with Royal Artillery in 5th Airborne. He was made a prisoner of war by the Germans in Holland, and hiding for four days, made his escape. He was Mentioned in Despatches. He left the Army after the war but was recalled as a reservist for Korea. Reported missing in action in Korea on 26 Apr 1951 during the Battle of Imjim when his troop was attached to the 1st Battalion, the Royal Gloucestershire Regiment. He later wrote to his parents in Aug 1951 from POW Camp No 3 in North Korea.