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Hi just finished mounting my latest NZ group and nice three medal group for Korea War Service


Awarded to:

Name: Wilson A.A

Rank: LSG

Service Number: 106125

Service: Royal New Zealand Navy

Medals: New Zealand Operational Service Medal, Korea Medal, United Nations (Korea) Medal






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Hello Cazack,

You prob have this 

He is listed in "the NZ Korea Roll" by Howard Chamberlain  page 437


106125 LSig WILSON Arthur Alan  RNZN  HMNZS Kaniere  Depart NZ 02-March 53  RTNZ 02-March 54.

Discharged from RNZN 27 Jan 55. he enlisted in the RNZNVR on 1 Jan 1960 until discharged as a Chief Signalman  26 April 1967.. Medals offered for sale May 1982 for $ 125.


He would be entitled to the NZGSM (non warlike) clasp Korea 1954-57 , the NZ Defence Service medal clasps Regular and Territorial ,and the South Korean War Medal.


I haven't pinned down the correct naming style for the RNZN for Korea . And many NZ naval medals for Korea were issued unnamed. Is his NZ Operational Service Medal an original? As it wasn't inst until 2002. It might cost a bit but all the missing medals he is entitled too are available in Nz and Australia as replicas.

Thanks for sharing ..nice group


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Hi Jim


thanks for the info


the NZOSM is genuine, issued nu-named as many were and the naming on both Korea medals are official replacements and seem correctly named in the same style as another NZ Korea pairs I have in my collection as I think only New Zealand named the UN Korea



Hi again Jim


I take it that ""the NZ Korea Roll" by Howard Chamberlain is a book and where could I buy one



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Yes the Roll is a book. I got mine from the publisher (who is the author) at  clas.chamberlain@xtra.co.nz

That was a few years ago though.

The Auckland Museum Cenotaph  search site will confirm name numbers and rank and other basic information as well.


From memory I think Australia Canada and I think South Africa named the UN Korea medal.

Kind regards


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