A Korean Service Pair to the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
A Korean Service Pair to the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps - Korea Medal (SA1372 JD ) and United Nations Korea Medal (SA1372 JD BORDMAN). Korea Medal is officially impressed, while the UN Korea Medal is privately engraved. Unmounted, dark patinas, extremely fine. Accompanied by twenty-three pages of copies of his Attestation Paper, Service Records, Medical Records, Course Report Forms and Release Certificate, with patches of personal information blacked out. Footnote: John Douglas Bordman was born on November 24, 1931 in Kitchener, Ontario. He signed his Attestation Paper with the Canadian Army on April 24, 1951, in London, Ontario, signing on for three years' service, stating that he had no previous military service, that he was single and that his trade was that of Machinist. He was sent to the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps School at Camp Borden, Ontario for Basic Training. A notation in his Course Report Form states "This soldier's appearance is none too smart. Has shown no outstanding ability. By his own admission is not intetrested in the Medical Corps and desires a transfer to the R.C.A.S.C. Slightly below average." While still in Canada, he was apprehended by City of London Police on September 22, 1951 and sentenced to two days in jail for drunkeness, served at Wolseley Barracks cell block. Bordman served two tours of duty in Korea. He embarked Canada on April 14, 1952, arriving in Korea to serve with the Number 25 Field Dressing Station and the Number 37 Field Ambulance. He embarked Korea on May 13, 1953, returning home to Canada on June 1, via Japan. After five months, he embarked Canada on October 25, 1953, arriving in Japan on November 9, 1953. By December 14, he was in the Korean theatre, serving with the Number 25 Canadian Field Dressing Station and the Number 3 Field Ambulance for one year, until his departure on November 4, 1954. He arrived back in Canada on November 18. Bordman was "Honourably Released" from active service on February 17, 1955 "under the provisions of QR (Army) 15.01 (4) (g)".