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James Power Carne
Birth: Apr. 11, 1906
Death: Apr. 19, 1986

Korean War Victoria Cross War Medal Recipient. Born in Falmouth, England, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, British Army. On the dates April 22-23, 1951, near the Imjin River, Korea, Lieutenant Colonel Carne's battalion was heavily engaged by vastly superior numbers of North Korean troops. Throughout the this time Colonel Carne went among the battalion under very heavy mortar and machine gun fire, inspiring his men with the confidence and the will to resist the repeated enemy attacks. On two separate occasions, armed with a rifle and grenades, he personally led assault parties which drove back the enemy. He fell into Chinese captivity as a prisoner after his 700 man battalion's astonishing resistance against an estimated 11,000 attackers was finally overcome. He was released in September 1953. For his courage, coolness and leadership, he was promoted Colonel and awarded Victoria Cross on October 27, 1953. He at age 80 in Cheltenham, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Cheltenham Cemetery and Crematorium
Cheltenham
Cheltenham Borough
Gloucestershire, England
 
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Record added: Oct 24, 2003
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Thank you for your most valued service to your country. May you rest in peace.
- Robert Saulino, Sr.
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Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.
- Paul Williams
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