Later when more British and Commonwealth troops arrived, in July 1951 the Commonwealth Division was formed. It was to serve continuously and held an eight mile long line from a feature known as Hill 355 to west of the Samichon River and guarding the best approaches to Seoul. It comprising many small hills, mountains and complex ridges. Along it many major attacks by North Korean and latterly the Chinese army were bloodily repulsed.
Whilst the war along this front at this time and until the Armistice of July 1953 was described as “static” for the soldiers in the line apart from major battles with hordes of attacking North Koreans and Chinese “the work of patrolling, raiding, digging, wiring, laying mines never ceased.”