The Canadian Korea Medal and United Nations Service Medal are both named the same to ZC 4309 H. The Canadian Forces Decoration is named to Maj H. No other medals are named. Also included in this grouping is a notification of Gardner's death in 2013, his original Officers Commision dated 1950, and an original copy of Gardners Military Cross Citation explaining his acts of bravery. Overall a very impressive group that is not easy to find.London Gazette 2 December 1952: In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Korea. At 0330 hours on the night 23/24 September, 1952, a patrol composed of Lieutenant Gardner, two Corporals, and three Privates left a forward defended locality of the Royal Canadian Regiment with orders to go to a known enemy area and to seize a prisoner. The patrol moved parallel to enemy-held positions, and at 0600 hours reached a spot near the objective where a firm base of a Corporal and two Private soldiers was established. Lieutenant Gardner with Corporal Fowler and one Private soldier advanced to the objective, an enemy bunker, which proved to be unoccupied. Lieutenant Gardner, who was determined to take his prisoner, decided to make a further advance to an enemy communication trench. This entailed a move across one hundred and fifty yards of open ground dominated by enemy occupied hills. Leaving the Private soldier at the bunker to cover them, Lieutenant Gardner and Corporal Fowler, walking slowly in order not to attract attention moved to the communication trench where they took cover. They were now seventy-five yards from a group of enemy around a field kitchen. No sooner were they in position than an enemy soldier passed, but they took no action as he was out of reach.
Lieutenant Gardner then noticed in the trench a signal line which, with Corporal Fowlers assistance he broke. Within five minutes a Chinese soldier came running down towards the kitchen making a quick check of the wire.This officer struck the Chinese soldier, and with the non-commissioned officers assistance, pinned him to the ground. There was a fierce struggle, during which the Chinese continued to cry out loudly. By the time he had been overpowered and got to his feet, his comrades from the field kitchen were within thirty yards and had opened fire. They were halted and sent to ground by fire from Lieutenant Gardners weapon as Corporal Fowler got the prisoner moving towards our lines. By this time the fire of automatic weapons from the surrounding hills had been added to that of the pursuing Chinese, but, by skilful use of ground, Lieutenant Gardner was able to guide Corporal Fowler safely to the firm base party and thence to our lines.
Fortunately they were not in trouble. This officers daring and skilful leadership, superb coolness in the face of the enemy and utter disregard of his personal safety enabled a bold plan to be carried out with complete success and without casualties. This courageous officers determination to carry out his orders in spite of difficulty and danger is an example to all members of his regiment. Great for display or reference.GST of 5% is applicable on all sales within Canada. The item "Korean War Military Cross MC Grouping To Maj Gardner Royal Canadian Regiment RCR" is in sale since Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items". The seller is "military*antiques*toronto" and is located in Toronto, Ontario.
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