In from the Cold
Source: National Library of New Zealand—Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa Ref: K-1216-F.
Source: AWM 044485.
Source: AWM 044744.
British units in Korea were brought up to strength with national servicemen and men from other battalions. Private Bill Speakman of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders served with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers and was awarded the Victoria Cross.
Source: AWM HOBJ2808.
Wounded soldiers were often sent to Japan for further treatment and convalescence. Pictured is Second Lieutenant William Purves of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, resting at the Commonwealth Forces Convalescent Depot in Kure, Japan.
Source: AWM LEEJ0057.
Captain Perditta ‘Dita’ McCarthy, of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Service, served at the British Commonwealth General Hospital at Kure during the Korean War and took part in aeromedical evacuation flights to Korea.
Source: AWM HOBJ0204.
Source: AWM FEAF0656.
Source: AWM P04641.105.
Source: State Library of Victoria H2001.200/2747.