The Korea Service Medal, sometimes known as the Queens Korea Medal, is an Imperial Award, awarded for service in Korea between 1 July 1950 and 27 July 1953. In cupro-nickel (Canadian version in silver) 36mm diameter with a fixed, plain suspension. Obverse; the laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II. Reverse; Hercules fighting the nine headed hydra, with KOREA in exergue.
The United Nations Service Medal (Korea) is awarded to members posted for any period with the UN forces in Korea between 27 June 1950 and 27 July 1954. The medal, in bronze alloy, was designed within the United Nations, along the lines of British medals. The obverse shows the emblem of the United Nations–a polar projection map of the world taken from the North Pole, encircled by olive branches. The reverse of the medal has the inscription “For Service in Defense of the Principles of the Charter of the United Nations” set in five centered lines. The outer edge is a raised rim. A bar which is permanently attached to the medal, and through which the ribbon passes, has the word “Korea” centered thereon.
Impressed name: CPL.V.E.LEWIS 206249