Clicking on the link will take you to the results on Findmypast but you will need a subscription or Pay-Per-View credits to actually view the records. The War Office, 8th December, 1953. Husband of Alice B. Hurcombe of Guinea Street Gloucester, UK. After its return to the UK in 1949, the 1st Battalion, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel James Carne, was assigned to the 29th Independent Infantry Brigade Group, and on 3 November 1950, following the outbreak of the Korean War, the battalion arrived with the brigade in Korea. Members who served with Gloucestershire Regiment. A list of the items in this lot is as follows: Korea Medal named to 14455371 PTE. Korea,&Japan,photos,glosters: Glosters Intakes Korea Jamaica Kenya Aden Bahrain Sharjah Cyprus Germany Germany60 Cyprus60 Lybia Dover Assorted Parades reunions Archives Contacts Ireland Rifles Slashers 1st-WW 2nd-WW Purchase News ln April 1951 the British 29 th Infantry Brigade was holding a wide defensive position behind the lmjin River. The regiment bore the brunt of the evacuation at Dunkirk, as well as the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy during World War Two. H. C. BRAMLEY.Â GLOSTERS.Â , UN Korea Medal, unnamed as issued, 2 x cloth and bullion Presidential Citations withÂ tricolour ribbon streamer knot. And a typed record of The Battle of The Imjin River – The Story of The 1st Battalion, 22nd to 25th April 1951 (the account of the gallant action at Choksong and Hill 235 from a letter from Lt Col Digby Grist, a fuller account by Major N S Watkin-Williams both dated 29th April and various newspaper reports.). For their heroism at Imjin River, the Glosters were awarded two of the seven Victoria Crosses that they and their illustrious predecessors have been awarded throughout their long history .Â The regiment was also recognized by the United States, which awarded them the Distinguished Unit Citation for their heroic last stand against overwhelming enemy forces. DSO, MC. Their attacks on other parts of the front had been equally severe, and now the other United Nations units on their flanks had been forced back so that by mid-day the Glosters were completely separated from the rest of the Division, and indeed almost surrounded. SH Watts Gloucestershire Regiment . This 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment, Korea Medal, UN Korea Medal, US Presidential CitationÂ group with original photographs and papers are brought, fresh to the market from the family of the recipient. The adjutant then ordered Drum Major Buss to sound his bugle and on being asked what calls, replied everything except Retreat. This wonderful lot has been with the last member of the family in excess of 40 years. The details of which can be seen in his Certificate of Service book. Had the PVA achieved a breakthrough in the initial stages of their assault, they would have been able to outflank the ROK 1st Division to the west and the US 3rd Infantry Division to the east of the 29th Brigade. The GSM Malaya clasp is not with this superb group and is believed to have been given to a separate family member 40 years ago. Images may not be reproduced without express permission. We are pleased to add the genuine Gloucestershire Regiment badges to enhance the presentation of this excellent lot. Chinese trumpets directed them and encouraged them. Later a Chinese Communist Army came to the assistance of the North Koreans. The Gloucester Valley Battle Monument (Korean: íì£¼ ìêµêµ° ì¤ë§ë¦¬ì í¬ë¹, literally "British Army's Seolmari Battle Monument in Paju") or Gloster Memorial is a memorial in South Korea that commemorates the actions of the Gloucestershire Regiment and C Troop, 170th Mortar Battery, Royal Artillery, of the British Army during the Battle of the Imjin River in 1951. By 3 oâclock on the morning of the 23rd, St Georgeâs Day, A Companyâs position on a commanding feature named Castle Hill was under extremely heavy attack, as was D Company on their right, and an hour later B on the right of D was equally engaged. Stone Inscription :- "From Loving Wife And Son". The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in KOREA: â The Distinguished Service Order. Glorious Glosters Imjin River POW Medal Group. H.M.T. Cap of Honour; The Story of The Gloucestershire Regiment (The 28th/61st Foot), 1694-1950. There is a list of ex Glosters who have been traced, for those that may want to contact their old friends. Come and discover the stories of twelve generations of Gloucestershire soldiers. ln order to confuse them it was decided that one of the British bugles should be blown. Regimental and military memorabilia as well â¦ That night B and C companies were heavily attacked, the former being reduced to one officer and 20 other ranks, and early 0n the following morning Colonel Carne decided to concentrate the remnants of his battalion on the top of a steep and rugged feature known as Hill 235 on the map, but now as Gloster Hill. 23-10-1914. He was a prisoner of war in Korea. The honour was bestowed on the entire Rifles Regiment in a short ceremony at the city docks. Private Charles (Henry Charles) Bramley served from November 1944 with various units (Hampshires, Dorsets, Devon) before joining the Glosters 5th September 1950. 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