Queens Korea medal. Harris. Royal Leicester Regiment


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Medal named to 22450719 Pte Harris R Leicesters

Please take a moment to look at the pictures. The naming has almost been rubbed off the medal

“In October 1951 1st Battalion embarked at Hong Kong for Korea. On 5th November the Battalion took part in the second Battle of Maryang-San, afterwards known as the Gunpowder Plot Battle.  The young and inexperienced troops fought magnificently and continued to show high fighting qualities during the remainder of the year in which the Battalion campaigned in Korea.   There the Battalion won the last two Battle Honours of The Royal Leicestershire Regiment.

In August 1952 the Battalion returned home to Quorn and was warmly welcomed by the people of Leicestershire.  For the first time the Battalion exercised the Freedom of the City of Leicester and marched through the streets of the City with bayonets fixed and Colours flying.  It was on this occasion that the County presented to the Regiment a Fanfare of Trumpets to mark its appreciation of the Battalion’s fine record in Korea.

The battle honour “Maryang San” was also subsequently awarded to the King’s Own Scottish Borders and the Royal Leicestershire Regiment for their actions in early-November during the loss and subsequent attempts to regain the feature, known as the Second Battle of Maryang San”

Some more research needs to be done.

The medal has been re-suspendered with a direct replacement.

Price reflects the condition of the medal.


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