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  • Date: 22-25 April 1951
  • Location: South Korea
  • Campaign: Korean War (1950-53)
  • Combatants: United Nations (UN) against North Korea and China
  • Protagonists: Major Henry Huth, Colonel James Carne, Brigadier Tom Brodie; General Peng Dehuai
  • Outcome: Chinese offensive to capture Seoul halted, leading ultimately to UN-brokered ceasefire

17 comments

Andrew magill
3 December 2014, 4.10pm

My dad was captured at the

My dad was captured at the imjin river. He was with the 1st batt royal ulster rifles. His name was Andy Magill.

Elizabeth Weston
10 November 2014, 4.28pm

My father Sergeant Daniel

My father Sergeant Daniel McAnulty was with the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. He was reported killed in action after the Battle of the Imjin but thankfully his name appeared on a list of prisoners of war and he returned home after the war 1953. He recounted his experiences to me many times and I never tired of hearing them. He sadly passed away in 1984.

Young-Sup Lee
11 October 2014, 11.47am

I am a South Korean and

I am a South Korean and staying in Southampton for my sabbatical year. I took my teen-aged son to Solmari (Gloucester Hill) when we were in South Korea some years ago. I explained the Imjin battle to my son and am now planning to visit the memorial in Gloucester to show our respect to their sacrifice. I and he know we have been deeply indebted to British people. "South Koreans will always remember your sacrifice at the hill and valley during Korean War."

Lorraine James
13 August 2014, 7.49pm

My father, Arthur Allum is a

My father, Arthur Allum is a Glosters man and served with fellow servicemen at the imjin river. He is mentioned in the Imjin Roll book as a fellow who helped his colleagues regain connections to others that helped them escape from a difficult situation. He is 83 years old on 16th august 2014. Proud of him for what he and his team did, I pray for a happy birthday. We will remember all.

Darren Green
5 June 2014, 7.25pm

My grandad was in D company

My grandad was in D company and his name was Harold Marston. He fought at gloster hill and was one of the few that escaped. god rest his soul.

James L Verner, 23634270, Section Commander
24 April 2014, 2.57pm

I was conscripted into the

I was conscripted into the Glosters in 1959 when the regiment was recovering from the Korean War.. My Company Commander, Major Littlewood was ex-prisoner-of-war in Korea. Even though his obvious nervous condition showed visbly, his love for the Glosters was unabated. He incessantly implored me to sign on for the long haul, saying: "Some people are born with leadership ability and the Glosters were there to develop that capacity--and that I was such a person." The rest is history.

Dr. James L Verner

james riding
4 February 2014, 12.18pm

My Brother George who fought

My Brother George who fought through the ww11 France, Africa, & Italy, being a regular he was posted to the Royal Ulster Rifles, because the length of service was extended to serve in Korea. He was killed on the Injim River, his grave has never been found. I'm still very grieved and annoyed he having to serve in a war we should never fought. 2014 still hurts.

Glyn May
2 February 2014, 9.55pm

My B in Law, 22309836 Ray

My B in Law, 22309836 Ray Probert fought with C Troop, 70Battery R Artillery at Imjin River. (deceased now.)

margaret calamatta
21 December 2013, 1.23pm

My dad was one of the

My dad was one of the glorious glosters and has the American Citation for the Imjin river battle. Thankfully he returned.

Philip Gutteridge
16 August 2013, 8.52pm

My father was with Z company

My father was with Z company Northumberland Fusiliers during the battle at the Imjin. He was wounded on April 25th and was evacuated to Kure in Japan to recover. He passed away on 16th August 1997 but never forgot his time in Korea.

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