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(none) - A Catalgoue of Decorations and Campaign Medals
Issued By Allied United Nation Forces To United Nations Forces
For The Korean War 1950 - 1954

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THE KOREAN WAR 1950 - 1954

By J. P. Willsher


I first started medal collecting in 1974, introduced by a long time friend David Potterton. It was not until eight years later that I became interested in the Korean War, but trying to gather the correct information about medals issued to other United Nation countries involved in the Korean War was very difficult. Then at an OMRS convention in the late 1980’s I met and had a long conversation with Henry Pownall who just after the Korean War compiled a pamphlet entitled ‘Korean Campaign Medals 1950-53’ and it was published in 1955. This meeting prompted me to start a personal catalogue of each medal issued to different Countries and over the years this has extended to Units involved and Decorations issued.

After being asked to show my catalogue to a few ex-Korean War members of my local British Legion they said how good it would be if others could see the scope of medals that were issued for the war. Nigel Rigby, another friend offered to produce a web site for me at no cost, so I would be able to offer other people the interesting history behind the issue of Korean War Medals. I do not have much time to spend on my computer, so it will take me a while to complete this task.

All the information I have gathered over the years was originally for personnel use so I am unable to say were the information was obtained. I have listed all the books and pamphlets in my library (most of which are quite old now!) so if anybody has any objections please contact me so we may talk and resolve the situation or put you on a link from this web site.

If you have any information that may help this site, please Contact Us and I will include it with a reference to the person supplying the information.

Phil Willsher
Jun 2006


I have taken information from many places for a complete list see my bibliography.