Archives for April 2017

CHARLES LESLIE LEWIS — UPDATE

UPDATE - medal returned to family at Brown's Bay RSA presentation On March 21st, I posted the story of a former RNZN  Chief Petty Seaman Torpedo Anti-Submarine Instructor Charlie Lamb of Auckland, who had found a named WW1 medal in an Auckland 'op' shop.  Being somewhat dismayed to see it finish up in such undignified circumstances, Charlie purchased the medal with a view … [Read more...]

REGINALD JOHN CLARKE — UPDATE

UPDATE -  Former pilot Reg Clarke's medals lost, found & reunited. After his medals were found in a local dump last week, former RAF and SAFEAIR pilot Reg Clarke received his freshly re-mounted medals from Medals Reunited New Zealand founder, Ian Martyn.  The medals were re-mounted at no cost by MRNZ's Brian Ramsay. Nelson Weekly newspaper report … [Read more...]

McCASLIN or McCAUSLAND ? – Black box found in Auckland City rubbish skip nearly cost a family the loss of two brother’s military heritage.

76830 - GEORGE INGHAM McCASLIN  307907 / 32178 - GEORGE INGHAM McCASLIN / McCAUSLAND  NZ 513910 - WILLIAM ARNOLD McCASLIN     In late December 2016 I received an email from Graeme H. regarding a number of medals that had come into his possession.  Graeme had been given a black, rusty tin box of medals by a local man, a known vagrant who was partial to the … [Read more...]

REGINALD JOHN CLARKE – Former RAF pilot’s medals & wings are found in Nelson dump by loader driver.

582773 – REGINALD JOHN CLARKE, RAF    A call to the Nelson RSA concerning medals that had been handed to the NZ Police in Richmond, Nelson was recently referred to Medals Reunited New Zealand to try and find the owner.  A small clear plastic bag containing war medals had been found at the Richmond recycling station by the loader driver.  The driver, Yogi T. … [Read more...]