A Collection of Medals for The Korean War 1950-53

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Date of Auction: 25th September 2008

Sold for £2,300

Estimate: £500 - £600

Three: Gunner D. Boulton, “C” Troop, 170 Independent Mortar Battery, Royal Artillery, taken prisoner at Imjin

Korea 1950-53, 1st issue (22171172 Gnr., R.A.); U.N. Korea 1950-54, unnamed; U.S. Presidential Unit Citation, riband bar, first with some edge bruising, very fine (3) £500-600


Gunner Boulton served in “C” Troop, 170 Mortar Battary, R.A. During the fighting on the Imjin River in April 1951, “C” Troop provided the close support with 4.2 inch mortars for the 1st Glosters. During the latter stages of the battle they fought as infantry alongside the Glosters on Hill 235 (Gloster Hill). Of the one officer and 45 other ranks, one was killed and the remainder, including Gunner Boulton, were taken prisoner. Two members of the battery died in captivity. With the Gloucestershire Regiment, the Troop were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.

Gunner Boulton was posted as ‘missing’ on 2 May 1951 and posted as a prisoner-of-war on 13 October 1951. Sold with some copied research.