Lost Trails


Medals Found – Trail is Lost … do you recognize any of these names ?   

We are holding medals and/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 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 very pleased to hear from you.  

Pre – 1914


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


NZ Rifle Bde, 26th Reinf


Stephen Edward William

PENFOLDNZ Rifle Bde, 9th Reinf (MGM)

James Harley


NZ Field Artillery, 7th Reinf (MGM)


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


Canterbury Inf. Bn, 36th Reinf – WW1 Pair reunited with family, Feb 2017


Alfred Dollery


Otago Inf. Regt, 24th Reinf

 74790PTEWilliamLAMB *

Otago Inf. Regt, 38th Reinf


Charles Edward


Canterbury Inf. Bn (Main Body)


Charles Leslie

LEWISNZ Field Engineers, 11th Reinf


John Robert 

SINCLAIR1st Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade 

William Andrew

CHAPMAN NZ Field Artillery, 10th Reinf

Charles Robert

GRATWICKOtago Inf. Bn, 10th Reinf
 6/1260PTE Thomas  CHARLTONCanterbury Inf. Bn, 2nd Reinf 

Leonard Harold

BROWN Auckland Inf. Regt, 21st Reinf

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


William Henry

MARCHCanterbury Inf. Regt, 7th Reinf

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

 M2654ERA 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 Isle of Barra, Scotland)

 2688SGTGerald AdamPAUL

Lord Strathconas’s Horse (Royal Canadians) – WW1 Trio under reunite action


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

 22/378 SISTER Violet Maud 


Hospital Ship – HS “Marama”

 30475 S/SGT (LT) 

Edmund Grieves 


NZ Field Artillery, 22nd Reinf 

 9/1560L/CPLGeorge GRIFFITHS

Otago Mtd. Rifles – NZ Field Engineers, 7th Reinf


Clifford Sydney 


NZ Field Engineers (Main Body) 

 29238 PTE William HenryJONES

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

 31129 PTE 

Leslie Samuel Manear 

LIDDICOAT Auckland Inf. Bn., 11 Reinf 

Albert Henry


4 Bn., 3rd NZ Rifle Bde., 16 Reinf  – MM under repair action for return to family, Mar 2017

 4918 PTES. J. W. 


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

DOOLEY (KIA – Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli)

Otago Mounted Rifles (Main Body)
 xxxxxxx ENGR 

James Fletcher 

DICKSON Merchant Marine, UK 
 75386PTEEdward CharlesKING

Reserve Battalion, Otago Infantry Regt., 39th Reinf


George Ingham

McCASLINNZ Field Artillery – Heavy Group – WW1 medal eunited with family, Apr 2017
 26/1667 L/CPL 

Hedley Frederick Christian

NAGEL NZ Rifle Bde., 2 Reinf 

T-30477, T-2698, 12332   


Army Service Corps (ASC) UK 


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


Douglas Haig

MILNE NZ 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 (engraved)

 32178 L/CPL 

George Ingham 


NZ Regiment (Home Service) – WW2 medals + LS&GC medal  (Army) reunited with family, Apr 2017


William Arnold


24 Battalion, 2 NZEF – WW2 medals eunited with family, Apr 2017

 240 LT Roland Belfield 

GLANVILLE, MC (KIA  – Passchendaele, Belgium)

8th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force (AIF)  – portrait photograph reunited with family, Feb 2017

 P/JX 651330

WOO – (LT, Ord EngrO)

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

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



D.REESRoyal Air Force (RAF)

Matekairoa Nicholas (aka Te-Hoani Matekairoa; (Mat; Nick) 


NZ Regiment; Fiji Infantry Regiment (F.I.R.) for service in Malaya – medals under action for return to family, Mar 2017


Additions –  April/May 2017


(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 use the Contact Form on this website.