John LincolnJohn Lincoln's role as company driver gave him unusual access to company command which he remembers in this interesting interview. He has a great selection of photos too.
John Lincoln – Film 1After basic training in Hong Kong John Lincoln arrives in a cold Korea with the Norfolks and travels north to the front line by open topped train. A commanding officer from Suffolk picks Norfolk-lad John to join his company of the Royal Fusiliers. In this film 1 of 4 John explains how four companies of men worked together in the valley.
John Lincoln – Film 2Holding favour with the commanding officer lands John the role of stretcher bearer. In this film 2 of 4 John describes crawling through paddy fields scattered with land mines in order to retrieve men and bring them back to safety. He himself is injured and has to leave the line.
John Lincoln – Film 3In this film 3 of 4 John remembers a battle for the Hook. Now promoted to company driver, John observes the battle from battle headquarters. He also describes the Flying Fox a cable car constructed on hill 355- a remarkable and little know feat of military engineering.
John Lincoln – Film 4In this film 4 of 4 John is desperate to come home. He remembers the reception at Southampton and discusses the Korean conflict is known as the Forgotten War. He vividly describes the physical and mental cost of having served in the conflict which continued to impact his life many years later.
John Lincoln’s role as company driver gave him unusual access to company command which he remembers in this interesting interview. He has a great selection of photos too.