REGINALD WILLIAM KIRK – A Wellington builder renovation leads to the discovery of a West Otago soldier’s war service medals.

29923 - REGINALD WILLIAM KIRK     It is rare enough today to find a WW1 ‘Certificate of Services in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force’ but to see one in almost pristine condition after its discovery in a vacant garage almost 100 years since it was issued, is even more rare.  Such was the case for Tony H., a Wellington builder contracted to renovate and extend a … [Read more...]

Pte. ROBERT ADAMS, NZEF – Stolen Medals

!!  STOLEN  MEDALS  !! Can you help please ..? From:  Huntly When:   28 September 2013 Reported to NZ Police:  Yes Service:  NZEF Named to:  12/1358 or 12/1358A   PTE.  R. ADAMS   NZEF Medals:  1914/14 Star, British War Medal 1914-18, Victory Medal  Other Items:   ANZAC Medallion (boxed), … [Read more...]

STOLEN – Can you help Hannah ?

!!  STOLEN  !! Can you help Mike's daughter Hannah to find these please ..? From:  Auckland When:   17 June 2017 Service:  RNZAF Name:  F87520 Warrant Officer (W/O) Michael COCKER (deceased) Stolen Items:   >> Medal Ribbon Bars (see picture below): Ribbons are fm top left - NZOSM, GSM (Non-Warlike); fm middle left … [Read more...]

MISSING – HAVE YOU SEEN THIS ?

T-16246 - DVR. THOMAS WILLIAM EVANS (Callaghan).    This framed collection of medals was lent to a family member to take to his school in Tauranga some years ago - it subsequently 'disappeared' and was never seen again.   If you have seen this item please contact me at Medals Reunited NZ ... [email protected], or 027-940-4495  … [Read more...]

CHARLES LESLIE LEWIS — UPDATE

UPDATE - His sacrifice will not be forgotten ...         Battle of Messines ... 100 years on, 1917 - 2017    After 18 months of tunneling and preparation, 22 mines each comprising roughly 22,000 kg of explosives had been secreted under the German position (Hill 60) that dominated the Messines Ridge.  At 3.10am on the morning of 7 June 1917 … [Read more...]

JAMES BAIN PYE TORBET – Grandad’s NZEF kitbag found at Tairua is returned to grandson.

81854 - JAMES BAIN PYE TORBET     Tairua RSA President Peter Weeks phoned me after having spoken with Whitianga's  Mercury Bay RSA Support Advisor, Roger Beasley, who had told Peter of the work MRNZ does after he had sent a set of medals to me which had been found in a Whitianga charity shop (that story will be posted shortly). Peter advised me that Neil S. of … [Read more...]

MEDALS REUNITED NZ airing on “Good Sorts” – TV1 News

To view the video (2.35 min) click here:  ' MRNZ Good Sorts '  … [Read more...]

STOLEN MEDALS – RETURNED

26 May 2017   … [Read more...]

CHARLES EDWIN ROBERTSON – Long lost RSA badge found in button box in Invercargill antique shop. 

8/3051 – CHARLES EDWIN ROBERTSON An email from a fellow NZ military history buff  who is also the architect of the websites “Unknown Soldiers & Nurses of Southland” and “Unknown Warriors of the NZEF" Iain Davidson sent me a photograph of a small Returned Soldiers lapel badge (the small size badge was produced in 1927, as a more practical variation … [Read more...]

WALTER GRAHAM SINCLAIR, M.M. — UPDATE

8/2134 - WALTER GRAHAM SINCLAIR,  M.M.     In April we bought you the story of a Memorial Plaque named to Walter Graham Sinclair, a Sergeant in the Otago Infantry Regiment who was a Gallipoli veteran and Military Medal recipient.  Four months after the action that had Sgt. Sinclair nominated for the Military Medal for 'Bravery in the Field', he was killed … [Read more...]