POSTSCRIPT – 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 ...  ... and video … [Read more...]

Update : ERNEST ASHWORTH – ‘Death Penny’ given … Oamaru Mail

An Oamaru Mail article regarding the return of a Memorial Plaque ('Death Penny') given to the parents of Private Ernest Ashworth, was published on 22 Dec 2015.  The full article can be read here: Oamaru Mail - 'Death Penny' given ... Pte. Ernest Ashworth   … [Read more...]

At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month … we will remember them

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‘Northern Outlook’ – Saturday, 23 May 2015

This article written by reporter Kim Knutbrown of the 'Northern Outlook' follows an appeal by Ross Mathieson of Kaiapoi to return a WW1 medal to the family of Trooper Alexander Ferguson.  Toss's original appeal was published in the Rangiora 'Northern Outlook' on 28 February 2015. … [Read more...]

Nelson RSA returns WW1 medals …

In June of 2014, the Nelson Mail published an article regarding an initiative by the Nelson RSA to return all of the First World War medals held in the Club's archives, to the deceased veteran's descendant families.  Nelson RSA President Barry Pont and his Committee, motivated by a desire to honour the memory of Nelson's First World War veterans whose war medals had been donated to … [Read more...]