Archives for July 2015

Newsflash #3 … MRNZ has NEW landline telephone number

The re-location of Medals Reunited New Zealand© 2014 to Nelson is now complete.  The following land-line number may now be used in addition to my unchanged cell phone number (027 940 4495).   MRNZ Office:  (03) 546 7728 … [Read more...]

LIONEL RICHARD WOOD MATTHEWS – Nelson RSA medals – four groups returned, one to go.

79069 RFLM. Lionel Richard Wood MATTHEWS - 40th Reinforcements, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, NZEF     Lionel Richard Wood Matthews was born in New Plymouth in 1879.  In his early working life Lionel and his sister Effie had shared a house at 11 McFarlane St in Mt Victoria, Wellington.  Lionel was a self employed cabinet maker, and, at age 38yrs was … [Read more...]

WILLIAM CHARLES SHEPPARD – Nelson RSA medals – only two more families to find.

12/4549 PTE. William Charles SHEPPARD – 2nd Battalion, 11th  Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Regiment, NZEF    In acknowledging the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings in 1915, WW1 medals which had for decades lain undisturbed in the care of the Nelson RSA, were offered up for return to any direct descendant families who could prove their … [Read more...]

Newsflash #2 … NZDF Medals Office & Archives Office Merge

The former NZDF Medals Office and Archives Office have now merged and are one unit called the NZDF Personnel Archives & Medals.  There is now only one contact telephone number which is (04) 527 5280 and one incoming email address for medals or personnel archives inquiries:  [email protected]  The FAX number is: (04) 527 5288  … [Read more...]

BENJAMIN OSBORNE FINLAY – ‘Coin’ reunited with Finlay family of Ngatea.

34352  L/CPL Benjamin Osborne FINLAY – 20th Reinforcements, NZRB, NZEF In October last year I received an email from Coral B. of Tauranga telling me that she had found what she initially thought was  a coin in what had been her deceased father’s collection of coins and general bits ‘ n’ pieces acquired over his lifetime.  The "coin" she discovered was actually a … [Read more...]