73365 – PHILIP ANZAC DAVIDSON, DCM

Missing WW2 Pacific gallantry medal group offered to kin ...   Another post by a relative on the MRNZ 'Missing In Action' – Seeking Lost Medals web page has reaped positive results for a family searching for their grandfather's WW2 gallantry medal group named to:73365 CPL. Philip Anzac DAVIDSON, DCMMedals:   Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, … [Read more...]

516481 – HORACE GEORGE ST. VINCENT BEECHEY, ED

Anonymous text message offers return of lost medals ...  A post placed on the MRNZ 'Missing In Action' – Seeking Lost Medals web page has resulted in our being able to put a family searching for these WW2 medals in touch with the owner of the medal group named to:516481 MAJ. (T) Horace George St. Vincent BEECHEY, EDMedals:  Efficiency Decoration (ED), 1939/45 War Medal, New Zealand … [Read more...]

48664 – CHARLES PHILLIP MOORE

Deceased collector's WW1 medals reunited with veteran's great niece …   MRNZ received a pair of WW1 service medals from a deceased collector's estate in 2015, named to 48664 PTE. C. P. MOORE NZEF.  The medals had been queued in my ‘medals awaiting research’ and as is my practice, posted on the ‘Lost Trails’ page of the Medals Reunited New Zealand website.  In the event that a … [Read more...]

Newsflash #5 … we are now on FACEBOOK

If you find this website useful you can now access Medals Reunited New Zealand© on Facebook ...  .. click on the icon     … [Read more...]

12/1968 – GERALD EDGAR GUILDFORD / GUILFORD

Gallipoli Veteran’s medal found among RSA jumble sale goods ...   An email from Frank L. of Kerikeri to MRNZ advised that a box of “junk” that had been donated to the Kerikeri RSA a couple of years ago for a jumble sale, was found to contain a WW1 British War Medal (minus ribbon) named to a former resident, 12/1968 PTE. G.E. GUILDFORD NZEF.  The RSA management had attempted to find … [Read more...]

46223 – THOMAS MURDY BALL

WW1 - Tunnelling Company soldier/officer’s medal reunited ...   The second of four NZ Engineer Tunnelling Company medals sent to MRNZ by Michael M. of Invercargill has been reunited with the recipient's grandson (see also Post 01 Jan 16 - 21418 George Ogden).The medal was named to 46223 SJT T.J. BALL NZEF has been reunited with descendant family thanks to the assistance of a UK … [Read more...]

61045 – ISAAC ALBERT CARTER CORBITT

Trademe medal purchase reunited with Australian descendant ...   A former Army colleague contacted me last month after seeing Medals Reunited NZ on Facebook. Some years ago Ken (Blue) H. had seen two sets of WW1 medals on Trademe and as he did not like the idea of them being traded, purchased them for safekeeping.  After seeing the MRNZ website Blue sent the medals to me to to see … [Read more...]

44606 – HAROLD GEORGE TARLTON

Medals gifted to Stoke boy are reunited with descendant family ...  HAROLD GEORGE TARLTON was born in 1896 in Johannesburg, South Africa the second son of NZ born Howard Sidney Tarlton and wife Louisa Ackerst.  As a result of the imminent start of the Boer War in 1899, the Tarlton family of four returned to New Zealand and Howard went back to his former job with the Bank of New … [Read more...]

284276 – JAMES CARROLL, R.N.

HMS FLIRT sailor’s link to St Andrews, Waitaki ...   A medal found by Brent W. in a burnt out Wellington house in the late 1960s has finally found a home.  Being the curious schoolboy he was, Brent riffled through the remains of a house that had recently been raised by fire in the vicinity of Rhodes & Horner Streets in Newtown.  In the remains Brent found a British War Medal … [Read more...]

21418 – GEORGE OGDEN

NZ Engineers Tunnelling Company lends a hand …  Michael M. of Invercargill forwarded four medals awarded to members of the NZ Engineers Tunnelling Company to MRNZ in an effort to trace descendants and have the medals returned. The medals were named to:21418 SPR George OGDEN - NZ Engineers Tunnelling Coy, 2 Reinf46223 CPL (SGT) Thomas Murdy BALL - NZ Engineers Tunnelling Coy, 5 … [Read more...]