Awarded to Corporal N. Abbott served with 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment.1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal 1939-45, War Medal 1939-45, General Service Medal 1918-62 (GVI) Clasp 'Palestine 1945-48' & 'Malaya', (14604430 CPL. N. ABBOTT. D.W.R.), Korea Medal 1950-1953 (22220083 CPL. N. ABBOTT. D.W.R.) and United Nations Service Medal: With clasp 'Korea'.
A fine multi-campaign Second World War, Palestine & Korean War medal group including a rare to regiment campaign clasp for 'Malaya': Corporal N. Abbott, 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Important: The recipients GSM with clasp 'Palestine 1945-48' verified on respective medal roll (ref WO 100/531) wherein 'both' of the recipients Army numbers are shown. With notes showing that Corporal Abbott served with 1/D.W.R. in Palestine Mandate Territory, from 2 September 1945. Under the remarks column, the Army Medal Office, referring to Orders of Battle for Palestine e show that 1/D.W.R. served in the operational area 27 September 1945 to 1 January 1946. Another note shows that the medal and clasp was issued on 8 November 1954. Note: The recipient’s first Army number 14604430 was issued to him sometime after 1942, being later allocated the number 22220083, indicating a soldier who had taken his discharge and then re-enlisted at some time post 1945. During the Korean War the Duke of Wellington's Regiment was awarded the below following battle honours: The Hook 1953 and Korea 1952-53. A fine combination of war medals to the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, including a rare to regiment GSM 'Malaya' clasp, in which theatre of operations the Duke's never served, Corporal Abbott serving there on detachment. Medals mounted for display. ( with copy, details and overview of recipient).
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