Archives for September 2017

HUGH DIPROSE TURNER – Medals of Donnellys Crossing veteran reunited with serving great-nephew.

54787  - HUGH DIPROSE TURNER    Turnwell de Pringle William Owens Turner (1848-1911), sometimes known as Owen Turner, was a 32 year old coal miner from Brymbo, Denbighshire in Wales when he married 25 year old Marianna DIPROSE (1857-1945) from Chatham, Kent in 1879.   Prior to migrating to New Zealand Owen Turner's position at the mine was  that … [Read more...]

ALBERT EVERITT, M.M. ~ UPDATE ~ restored and reunited after 98 years.

20979 - ALBERT EVERITT, M.M.   ~~~~  UPDATE     To read the original Post click >>> HERE .... continued .... I discovered that whilst I had the correct address, unfortunately Mary Ellen Everitt had passed away in 2015.  Mr 'Google' and I went back to the internet to look for Mary's obituary notice.  With a bit of luck I might … [Read more...]

VIOLET MAUD TROTT, A.R.R.C. – Hanmer Springs hospital matron’s war medals found in Rest Home safe 41 years after she died.

22/378 - VIOLET MAUD TROTT, A.R.R.C.     In October 2016 I was contacted by a resident nurse at St. Nicholas Hospital & Rest Home at Ilam in Christchurch.  Nurse Kim M-B. advised that the hospital was closing permanently in a few weeks and that in the course of re-locating their records and administrative facilities to their new premises, medals belonging to … [Read more...]

JOHN WILLIAM STEPHENS – Boer War medal reunited within the same family !

SA7702  - JOHN WILLIAM STEPHENS     I recently received a request from William (Bill) McDonald of Rotorua for help to reunite a Boer War medal he had found in his mother's estate belongings.  Bill, the current President of the Rotorua RSA, had never seen the medal before and did not associate it with either his mother nor his known or extended family, and … [Read more...]

Medals Reunited NZ featured in the latest Army News #485

Army News 485 – August 2017   News: NZ Memorial Museum to be built in France, Our Future Force  People: Island experience hard but memorable, Change of attitude leads to rewards, Andrew VC honoured with plaque, Reuniting Medals, Thoughts on Middle East peace Training: Talisman Saber, 1NZSAS Regiment needs … [Read more...]