EXCELLENT KOREAN WAR GROUP TO A GLOSTERS PTE, WHO AFTER TAKING PART IN B COMPANYS HEROIC DEFENCE OF HILL 314, WAS CAPTURED DURING THE WITHDRAWL TO GLOSTERS HILL. 1950-53, 1st issue (5949835 Pte, Glosters) edge additionally impressed R for replacement; U. 1950-54, unnamed; together with a.Private Hill served in B Company of the Glosters at the battle of. B coy was completely isolated by the early hours of 23rd April and were attacked by the Chinese from three directions. Despite considerable casualties they held out until about 0830 hours when they attempted to join the Battalion. During the attempt to withdraw from contact down the South face of pt 314, the company split into groups and only Major Harding and 20 men got through to D companys position West of the main line of communication. Some other groups managed to break through over the lower slopes of Kamaksan but the area was thick with Chinese and the majority were picked up within 2 or 3 miles of their original position. (from The Imjin Roll by Harding Pg34-5) Pte Hill was one of those captured and interned for the next 2+ years. Stanley Douglas Hill was born in Penge. A Motor Driver by occupation, living with his wife at. 11, he enlisted into the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment at. His service with the regiment during WW2 was one of repeatedly being absent without leave, indeed his papers are just full of him being charged going AWOL, being caught, serving time in detention or forfeiting pay and then absenting himself again!
He was also twice tried by FGCM with the far more serious crime of Desertion. His single War Medal 1939-45 was originally. But there is a note. Underneath there is a note from the Army Medal Office 29 Aug 1984 which is either for the War medal or issue of duplicates.
During 1947 he was discharged in 1948. He was recalled to the Colours in September 1950 and served with the 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment in. Hill was captured at the battle of Imjin in April 1951 and was held as a prisoner-of-war until 15 September 1953. Returning home, he was discharged to Class Z Reserve on 10 February 1954. Rather surprisingly, his Officer in.That he was a keen man who was found to be trustworthy and willing. And his military conduct is noted as. Perhaps when overseas, he had no option to desert so just buckled. He had been promoted L/Cp and Cpl and then demoted several times during his service which suggest he was good at his job when he wanted to be. Condition NEF, medals with individual pin mounts and medals have certainly been worn.
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The item "EXCELLENT KOREAN WAR MEDAL GROUP TO A GLOSTERS POW HEROIC DEFENCE OF HILL 314" is in sale since Sunday, September 24, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1946-1960".The seller is "albatrosj1" and is located in SCOTLAND. This item can be shipped worldwide.