52016 / 28522 / 285301 / 601951 – ALBERT HENRY S.

Missing family medals recovered from Trademe - thanks MRNZ !    This is a story of circumstances I am often privy to when discussing with families or descendants the circumstances that has led to missing or lost medals.  Since the outcome of this particular case involves the need to maintain family privacy I am bound to keep the identities of those involved confidential. Last … [Read more...]

45743 – JOHN RUSSELL

Typhoid invalid's WW2 medals reunited with step-daughters ...    Max J. of Asburton contacted me in November 2015 requesting help to reunite a set of WW2 medals he had acquired a couple of years ago.  He had decided to try to reunite them with the soldiers family and to that end had attempted research of the soldier and his family but without much success.  As many of you will be … [Read more...]

8/3467 – WILLIAM HENRY ANDREWS (aka HENRY ‘Harry’ ANNALS)

Brothers KIA on same day in Battle of Flers, Somme 1916 ...   The British War Medal and Victory Medal named to 8/3467 RFLM William Henry ANDREWS were acquired by MRNZ from a deceased estate with a view to reuniting them with descendant family. When I started the research to find an Andrews descendant the trail was initially somewhat confusing.  William Henry Andrews' military record … [Read more...]

6/2105 – ALEXANDER CRUICKSHANK, MM : PART 2

UPDATE - 2nd medal return completes gallantry group: Sjt. Alexander Cruickshank, MM ...   The original story concerning Sjt. Cruickshank related the return of the Memorial Plaque (read here) given to his parents in 1922, and how it had arrived anonymously at MRNZ from Ireland, and its subsequent reunification with his medals displayed in the Marlborough RSA.Since that post and to my … [Read more...]

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...]