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Philip Kenneth Curtis
Birth: Jul. 7, 1926
Death: Apr. 23, 1951

Korean War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Devonport, Devon, he served as a Lieutenant in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, British Army. During a heavy enemy attack near the Imjin River, Korea, April 23, 1951, Lieutenant Curtis, was ordered to make a counter attack with his platoon on a forward position. Held up by heavy fire, he then ordered some of his men to give covering fire while he himself rushed the main position of resistance. In this charge he was severely wounded but he insisted on making a second attempt. During this second attempt, Lieutenant Curtis was killed within a few feet of his objective. For most prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross in December 1953. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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United Nations Memorial Cemetery
Busan
Busan Metropolitan City, South Korea
 
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Record added: Dec 10, 2003
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Philip Kenneth Curtis
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Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
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