A Korean War pair awarded to Corporal G. Spann, Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps, who saw service in Korea with the 10th New Zealand Transport Company as a Batman / Driver to Brigadier Burrows, having previously seen service with the Royal Marines during the Second World War.
Korea Medal 1950-1953, 1st type obverse; (208878 CPL G. SPANN); United Nations Medal for Korea, Commonwealth issue, impressed naming on rim; (208878 CPL. G. SPANN)
Condition: Good Very Fine.
George Spann originally saw service during the Second World War as a Marine (No.PO/X106999) with the Royal Marines, and then after the war went to New Zealand, where he enlisted during the Korean War as a Private (No.208878) with the Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps, and then saw service in Korea with the 10th New Zealand Transport Company.
Embarking from New Zealand on 4th June 1953, he flew to Sydney, Australia by TEAL flying boat, and then by QUANTAS to Japan via Port Moresby and Guam. In Korea he took part in an NCO’s course with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Infantry, being promoted to Corporal, he served as a Batman / Driver to Brigadier Burrows on operations. Having been sent on to the United Kingdom, where he was discharged, he then returned to New Zealand on 14th June 1955. He is latterly noted as having been living in Trentham, Upper Hutt in 2004.