Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria to include a Fine Collection of Napoleonic Medals (25 March 2015)

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Date of Auction: 25th March 2015

Sold for £380

Estimate: £200 - £250

Pair: Trooper M. G. Price, 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars

Korea 1950-53, 1st issue (22273955 Tpr., 8 H.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, unnamed, nearly extremely fine (2) £200-250


Michael George Price was born on 31 August 1930 in Wanstead, Essex and joined the Army as a National Serviceman at Kingston on 1 March 1949. He was posted to the 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars and sailed with them to Korea on the Empire Fowey, 11 October 1950. The 8th Hussars were the first tank regiment to take part in the war and arrived with 39 officers, 689 soldiers and 64 Centurion tanks.