Korea Medal 1950-1953 2nd type Elizabeth II Dei: Gratia:, (22533186 Dvr. R.A.)., Nations Korea Service Medal 1950-1954, 22533186 Driver W.C. Greenwood, Royal Army Service Corps EF
William C. Greenwood, a veteran of the 1939-45 War and reservist, arrived in Korea in February 1951, where he was attached as a Driver to 26 Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C. Accompanying notes state that he was killed in Gloster Valley in the aftermath of the Imjin battle, when he drove forward to rescue the wounded and then, with great gallantry which has been acknowledged by those involved, he went back a second time for more wounded.
Sadly he was killed and his ambulance was destroyed . Only two men from the R.A.S.C. were killed, and 16 wounded, in Korea, most of them in the period of the Imjin battle. Greenwood, who was married, is buried in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Pusan.
Tragically, as related in an accompanying copied newspaper article, one of his brothers had drowned as a child and the other, Private T. W. Greenwood of the 7th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment, had been killed in action in Normandy on 7 August 1944 – the same day that Captain David Jamieson, also of the 7/Norfolks, won the V.C.
Sold with both card boxes of issue, the original condolence slip together with original photographs of his initial and subsequent graves.