STOLEN – Can you help Hannah ?

!!  STOLEN  !! Can you help Mike's daughter Hannah to find these please ..? From:  Auckland When:   17 June 2017 Service:  RNZAF Name:  F87520 Warrant Officer (W/O) Michael COCKER (deceased) Stolen Items:   >> Medal Ribbon Bars (see picture below): Ribbons are fm top left - NZOSM, GSM (Non-Warlike); fm middle left … [Read more...]

MISSING – HAVE YOU SEEN THIS ?

T-16246 - DVR. THOMAS WILLIAM EVANS (Callaghan).    This framed collection of medals was lent to a family member to take to his school in Tauranga some years ago - it subsequently 'disappeared' and was never seen again.   If you have seen this item please contact me at Medals Reunited NZ ... [email protected], or 027-940-4495  … [Read more...]

CHARLES LESLIE LEWIS — UPDATE

UPDATE - His sacrifice will not be forgotten ...         Battle of Messines ... 100 years on, 1917 - 2017    After 18 months of tunneling and preparation, 22 mines each comprising roughly 22,000 kg of explosives had been secreted under the German position (Hill 60) that dominated the Messines Ridge.  At 3.10am on the morning of 7 June 1917 … [Read more...]

JAMES BAIN PYE TORBET – Grandad’s NZEF kitbag found at Tairua is returned to grandson.

81854 - JAMES BAIN PYE TORBET     Tairua RSA President Peter Weeks phoned me after having spoken with Whitianga's  Mercury Bay RSA Support Advisor, Roger Beasley, who had told Peter of the work MRNZ does after he had sent a set of medals to me which had been found in a Whitianga charity shop (that story will be posted shortly). Peter advised me that Neil S. of … [Read more...]

STOLEN MEDALS – RETURNED

26 May 2017   … [Read more...]

CHARLES EDWIN ROBERTSON – Long lost RSA badge found in button box in Invercargill antique shop. 

8/3051 – CHARLES EDWIN ROBERTSON An email from a fellow NZ military history buff  who is also the architect of the websites “Unknown Soldiers & Nurses of Southland” and “Unknown Warriors of the NZEF" Iain Davidson sent me a photograph of a small Returned Soldiers lapel badge (the small size badge was produced in 1927, as a more practical variation … [Read more...]

WALTER GRAHAM SINCLAIR, M.M. — UPDATE

8/2134 - WALTER GRAHAM SINCLAIR,  M.M.     In April we bought you the story of a Memorial Plaque named to Walter Graham Sinclair, a Sergeant in the Otago Infantry Regiment who was a Gallipoli veteran and Military Medal recipient.  Four months after the action that had Sgt. Sinclair nominated for the Military Medal for 'Bravery in the Field', he was killed … [Read more...]

JOSEPH NORMAN BRAUND – NZ Trooper’s Boer War medal found in Australia is reunited with his son in Auckland.

5463 - JOSEPH NORMAN  BRAUND     A Queen’s South Africa medal named to 5463 Trooper Joseph Norman Braund with original ribbon and two of the three entitled Clasps still attached, has been reunited with the son of the original recipient.  Joseph Wilfred (ka 'Wilf') Braund of Auckland received a surprise phone call from me two months ago advising him that I had … [Read more...]

BERTIE ERNEST EUSTACE LEYDON – Auckland Sister of Mercy is reunited with father’s Victory Medal.

18820 – BERTIE ERNEST EUSTACE LEYDON     Judith Leydon is the only child of Bertie and Olive (Reid) Leydon of Parnell Auckland.  As as a child and teenager for as long as she could remember, Judith’s father took her to every Anzac Day service at the Auckland Domain for as long as he was able to attend.  Sister Judith M. Leydon RSM, now 87, has been a life-long … [Read more...]

FREDERICK CHRISTMAS BARRON – Stalag 18A POW medals issued in 1983 located with MRNZ assistance.

6650 - FREDERICK CHRISTMAS BARRON    A recent email from Donna V. requested help with information to try and establish whether or not a relatives war medals were in New Zealand, and if they were who may be holding them.   Fred Barron had never bothered (or resisted ?) claiming his WW2 service medals and it was not until after his death in 1983 that his widow … [Read more...]