Lot Archive


№ 329


27 July 1995

Hammer Price:

Pair: Private R. S. J. Pring, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, killed in action on Hill 227, Kowang-San
Korea 1950-53 (22229675 Pte., K.S.L.I.); U.N. Korea, extremely fine (2)

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, Medals Relating to the Korean War 1950-53.

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Killed in action, 4 November, 1951, in the attack on Hill 227, Kowang-San, during operation ‘Commando’. ‘B’ Company of the K.S.L.I. lost their company commander, Major A. R. Tait, and his signallers - Privates Holder, Jones and Pring - when the company headquarters received a direct hit during the bombardment. The Shropshires received Battle Honours for both ‘Hill 227’ and ‘Kowang-San.