Archives for December 2016

JOHN SMITH – Samoan (NZ) Relief Force soldier’s Diary found in roadside rubbish.

37627 – JOHN SMITH    This is a reasonable long post as it relates not to the return medals but in this case a Diary – military ephemera, items which have belonged to a veteran which MRNZ will also undertake to research and reunite with descendant family. 13 year old Terry Foster curiosity got the better of having noticed a pile of rubbish at the front fence of a … [Read more...]

WALTER HENRY CYRIL MACE – More Trade-Me medals find there way home from Australia.

12/3711 -  WALTER HENRY CYRIL MACE     In April of this year a British War Medal and Victory Medal named to 12/3711 Pte. Walter Henry Cyril MACE was put up for auction on the internet TradeMe site by an Australian seller.  As a result I received an inquiry and request for advice from a direct descendant living in Hamilton who had seen the medals advertised and … [Read more...]

STOLEN MEDALS – YOUNG

!!   STOLEN MEDALS  !! From Otaki – July 2016 Veteran’s Name:  42563 CAPT Alexander James YOUNG (Killed In Action) Service: WW2 – 2NZEF, 22 (MG) Battalion Medals:  2 x New Zealand Memorial Crosses – the first Cross on a silver chain presented to Capt Young’s wife; a second Cross cased complete with purple ribbon & King’s Letter presented to Capt … [Read more...]

STOLEN MEDALS – TOOTELL

!!  STOLEN MEDALS  !! From Riverhead, Auckland – Nov 2016 Veteran’s Name:  B993164 CPL Patrick TOOTELL Service: 1 RNZIR, 5 MOV SQN, RNZAF Medals:  NZ Operational Service Medal, UN Service Medal (UNPROFOR - Bosnia), East Timor Medal, UN Service Medal (UNTAET - East Timor), NZ General Service Medal (Afghanistan - Primary), NZ Defence Force Service Medal (Clasp: … [Read more...]

STEWART JOHN SCOONES – Former RNZAF officer reunited with great-uncles WW1 medals in 17 minutes !

47767 - STEWART JOHN SCOONES     Most medal of my medal cases have involved fairly lengthy periods of research, awaiting responses and/or receipt of evidence based confirmation.  Rarely do I manage to resolve a case in such quick time as this one.  A British War Medal and a Victory Medal named to 47767 Pte. Stewart John SCOONES was offered to MRNZ from a … [Read more...]