Archives for February 2017

ALBERT EVERITT, M.M. – Passchendaele gallantry medal milestone = 100 medals reunited.

20979 - ALBERT EVERITT,  M.M.        Last year I received an email from Roger McK. of Auckland asking for assistance to return a medal he had found many years ago to the family of the recipient.                   Some 40 years ago (1976) Roger McK. had been digging a trench at his home to lay a power … [Read more...]

ROLAND BELFIELD GLANVILLE, M.C. – A.I.F. – Historic photo of KIA Military Cross recipient reunited with family.   

240 - ROLAND BELFIELD GLANVILLE,  M.C.      When Eric Beddows retired he and his wife bought a house in Manse Street, Whangarei next door to Bill and Audrey Glanville.  William James (Bill) Glanville and wife Audrey had lived in their Manse Street house for many years, since 1928 in fact.   Bill Glanville had married Audrey Marion, nee BISSETT, in … [Read more...]

ERNEST JOSHUA HARRIS – Former soldier recovers Gallipoli veteran’s Victory Medal.

10/881 - ERNEST JOSHUA HARRIS     Ernest Joshua Harris, known as 'Mick', was born in April 1890 in Inglewood, Taranaki, the youngest of three sons - John Alfred and James David his elder brothers - to parents and Moa Street residents, John Alfred HARRIS, a tinsmith and Margaret Ann BEGGS.   By 1892 Margaret Harris had been widowed when Ernest was just 2 years of age. … [Read more...]

THOMAS BIRKBY CANNON — UPDATE

UPDATE - Reunited Cannon medals also reunites a 'lost' family member !  This Postscript is definitely a first for Medals Reunited New Zealand©.  Whilst we work hard at reuniting war medals with families or descendants, never have we had the privilege of assisting to reunite a family .... until now ! On January 6th I posted the story of the search and return to … [Read more...]