Buchanan, Neil A. [Capt Argylls]


Argyll And Sutherland Badge.jpg 

On 6 September, the day after they went into the line, the British had a taste of what the Korean War was like. A combat patrol of the Argylls under Capt. Neil A. Buchanan encountered an enemy unit and had to make its escape, leaving behind, on his own orders, Captain Buchanan badly wounded and, at his side, his wounded batman. Neither was seen again. The British company nearest Hill 409 was so isolated that airdrops of ice to it replaced carrying water cans up the hill. [24-37]