Pte. H. Askey, Glosters
Taken prisoner of war at Imjin River,
In an interview with the Midland Advertiser, September 19th, 1953, Askey reported that he wounded about the body by mortar fragments. Captured following the battle of Imjin River he spent six weeks in a village hospital before moving north to Camp One.
The Wednesbuy A Darlaston Times (same date) reported that he received treatment in Communist hospitals for injuries to his head, chest, arms and legs. Following the receipt of a letter to his parents, Horace Askey was officially classified as POW as late as 19th October 1951.
Died Rhyll, 1998