Medals & Ephemera Found – Lost Trails … do you recognize any of these names ?   

We are holding medals or ephemera named to the veterans listed below however have been unable to locate surviving family or a descendant to reunite them with – can you help us to locate any of them ? 

If you recognize any of the names below and believe you can put us in touch with either family, a descendant or other point of contact, I would be pleased to hear from you.  

Pre – 1914


Boer War – NZMR, 9th Contingent 


World  War I  (1914-1918) – NZ, UK, Australia, Canada


NZ Rifle Bde, 26th Reinf


Auckland Inf. Regt, 9th Reinf 

 37562SPRCharles Neville COLLINS

NZ Engineers Tunnelling Coy, 4th Reinf

 37725SPRJohn JosephO’DONNELL

NZ Engineers Tunnelling Coy, 5th Reinf


Lawrence George


NZ Rifle Bde, 12th Reinf


Alfred Dollery


Otago Inf. Regt, 24th Reinf

 74790PTEWilliamLAMB *

Otago Inf. Regt, 38th Reinf


Charles Edward


Canterbury Inf. Bn (Main Body)



John Robert 

SINCLAIR1st Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade 

William Andrew


NZ Field Artillery, 10th Reinf

 6/1260PTE Thomas  CHARLTON

Canterbury Inf. Bn, 2nd Reinf 


Leonard Harold


Auckland Inf. Regt, 21st Reinf




Otago Infantry Bn (Main Body)


Otago Mounted Rifles, 2nd Reinf; also NZ Field Artillery


Arthur Douglas

BAILLIENZ Rifle Bde, 20th Reinf

Richard James 

ATKINSONCanterbury Inf. Bn, 3rd Reinf
 10075 SJT 

James Harold Russell

HUNTER Canterbury Inf. Regt, 11th Reinf 
 36369 RFLM Daniel SLOAN 

Canterbury Inf. Battalion, 26th Reinf 

 41198B SPR George RoachBARTLETT 

Otago Inf. Bn. / 1 Div NZ Field Engineers, 2nd Reinf 

 21973 PTE John CAMPBELL 

Otago Inf. Bn, 16th Reinf


ERA 4 (Eng Rm Asst.)

Richard Douglas

CONWAYRoyal Navy (R.N.)
 172465DVRJohn WeirGILMOUR

Royal Field Artillery (R.F.A.) UK

 73359PTEAngusMcLEAN (born GALBRAITH)

Wellington Inf. Bn, 37th Reinf (native of Barra, Invernesshire,  Scotland)


Highland Light Infantry Regt, UK


William George



RichardBOWENWellington Mtd Rifles, 7th Reinf

Joseph William

BOWERNZ Field Artillery, 28th Reinf


Clinton RolandGRIBBENAuckland Inf. Bn, 7th Reinf
 59946PTEJohn AlbertMcDONALD

Wellington Inf. Regt, 30th Reinf

 30475 S/SGT (LT) 

Edmund Grieves 


NZ Field Artillery, 22nd Reinf 


Clifford Sydney 


NZ Field Engineers (Main Body) 

 29238 PTE William HenryJONES

The King’s (Liverpool) Regt, 17th Battalion 

 3918 SJTWilliam 


Middlesex Regiment, UK 
 9/32 L/CPL Frank Mark 

DOOLEY (KIA – Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli)

Otago Mounted Rifles (Main Body)

James Fletcher 

DICKSON Mercantile Marine
 75386PTEEdward CharlesKING

Reserve Battalion, Otago Infantry Regt, 39th Reinf

 26/1667 L/CPL 

Hedley Frederick Christian

NAGEL NZ Rifle Bde, 2nd Reinf 

T-30477, T-2698, 12332   


Army Service Corps (ASC) – UK 

 10/2019PTE MylesWALSH

Wellington Inf. Regt, 4th Reinf (fomerly Royal Dublin Fusiliers – Boer War)

 22980RFLMJohn ThomasHARRIS

3 Bn, NZRB, 4th Reinf

 62003RFLMAlfred NobelBROWN

G Coy, NZRB Reinf

 49233RFLMPatrick CecilDALY

J Coy, NZRB Reinf

 50203BDRPercy HerbertFOWLER

NZ Field Arty, 28th Reinf

 2/1308aDVRThomas HARRIS

Canterbury Inf. Regt, 2nd Reinf

  57049SGTSidney GordonDOIG

F Coy, NZRB, 29th Reinf


NZ Rifle Bde, 3rd Reinf


Otago Inf. Regt, 9th Reinf


CHAPN (Chaplain)

Arundel John EdwardMacSWINEY R.N. (born Swiney)

Royal Navy (R.N.), HMS SANDHURST – buried Hillsborough, Auckland

 58422RFLMAlbert EdwardDENHAM

NZ Rifle Bde, 36th Reinf


James Alfred George


Auckland Inf. Regt, 15th Reinf

 6/3889 LT James Barr STRUTHERS (DOW – France) 

Otago/Canterbury Inf. Regt, 9th Reinf 


McCONNELL (DOW – after discharge 1921)

Canterbury Inf. Regt. 

 8/2896CPLFrancis William

DESMOND (KIA Messines, Belgium)

Otago Inf. Regt, 7th Reinf

 8/243CPL (WO2 – CSM)GeorgeMECHEN (WIA x 2 –  Gallipoli)

Otago Inf. Regt. (Main Body) 

 40433PTEPercyBURTON (DOW – England)

Specialist Company, MG Section – NZ Machine-gun Corps (NZMGC), 24th Reinf

 26/812CPLJames TraversHURLEY

4th NZ Rifle Bde – NZ Entrenching Battalion 

 9/1203PTE – DVRJamesMcKEOWN

Otago Mounted Rifles, 6th Reinf – NZ Army Service Corps


Canterbury Inf. Battalion, 6th Reinf

 56764RFLMCharles HenryGARTNER

NZ Rifle Brigade Reinfs, ‘H’ Company

 2/555GNRJohn O’BRIEN

NZ Field Artillery (Main Body)

 29235PTEMaurice Clifton

DRUMMOND (KIA – Messines, Belgium)

Canterbury Inf. Bn., 18th Reinf
 5/194PTEJamesLOVELL (DOD – Samoa) 

Samoan Advance Party – NZ Army Service Corps

 38720LT (CAPT) 

John Henry Aloysius

McKEEFREY Otago Inf. Regt, 25th Reinf

Queen Alexandra’s Royal Navy Nursing Service (QARNNS)


Samuel Albert (enlisted as William Henry)


2 Bn, 3rd NZ Rifle Bde – under reunite action, Jan 2018



Sylvia Daisy BROWN

Queen Alexandra’s Royal Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) Reserve – (ex-Nelson Hospital)



JamesCLUNE (DOD – NZ, after discharge 1918)

NZ Pioneer (Maori) Battalion – 2nd Contingent




Canterbury Inf Bn, 2nd Reinf



Henry JosephSHORT (Australian from Kalgoorlie) – died NZ

AIF (disch); 3rd Pioneer Bn, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)

 T-33677 & 28591PTE – DVRArchibald Newell (Newill)STRANDLING

2/5 Kings Own Royal Lancashire Regt. (2/5KOR LANCS) – Army Service Corps (ASC)

 9/1106CPLAlexander PollockSCOTT

NZ Machine-gun Corps (NZMGC) – 5th Reinf

 226416PTERichard AnthonyWILLIAMS

102 Canadian Inf. Bn., CEF

 33202SPR / DVRWilliam JohnNEILL

NZ Field Engineers – 22nd Reinf


World War II  (1939-1945) – NZ, UK, Australia, Canada


Douglas Haig

MILNE RNZ Artillery, 2 NZEF 
 24033 PTE Robert GOODING 

24 Inf. Battalion, 2 NZEF 

 12324 L/CPL 

Gordon Lance 

McKINNON26 Inf. Battalion, 2 NZEF 
  ?M. LEVY

TOBRUK SIEGE 1941 Commemorative ‘T’ medal 

 P/JX 651330

WOO – (LT- Ord EngrO)

Charles Henry KING R.N. Royal Navy (R.N.) – 1938-1958
 22422GNRPeter StandishSAVILL 

5 Field Regt, 2nd NZ Div. Arty – RNZ Artillery, 2 NZEF

 481553CPLRobert WilliamROGERS

Infantry Reinf, NZ Provost Corps

 NZ401396 PLT OFFRoyal GeorgeLINDSAY (DAO – North Sea)

RNZAF – 104 SQN, RAF – Canada 




RNZAF – 353 SQN, RAF – India



PTEBernard CecilWIDDON

NZ Medical Corps – Hospital Ship “Mangaunui”

 20663 GNRThomas WalterTAYLOR 

NZ Artillery – 22 Battalion, 2NZEF 


Post WW II  (1946 >) – NZ, UK, Australia, Canada



D.REESRoyal Air Force (RAF)
 K19559PO W.E.F.Lloyd JefferyCRON

RNZ Navy Volunteer Reserve (RNZNVR)


Miscellaneous Medals & Ephemera 



(former WW2, RNZAF)

National Rifle Association; Karori Rifle Club – under reunite action, Jan 2018


Frederick/Fred Newman

STANTONCanterbury Inf. Regt. – 27 Reinf

Additions –  Jan/Feb 2018


(CPL) = Highest rank

If you can help us to make contact with family or a descendant, I would appreciate a call on 027-940-4495 … or you can email me at [email protected] … or send us a message using the website Contact Form here >> Contact Us