22337627 Fusilier Alexander Brotherston, Royal
Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in Action 7th
October 1951 aged 19. Buried UN Memorial Cemetery Pusan
Korea, section 23, row 1, grave number 1550.
During the period 5-7th October 1951 the 1st
Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers were deployed to take a
ridge of high ground known as point 317 and 217, at Maryang
San, 2 miles from the Imjin River. The battalion suffered
heavily during successive attacks and Chinese counter-attacks; over
two days the casualties were 16 killed or mortally
wounded, ninety-four wounded, and three missing.