‘Missing In Action’ … LOST and STOLEN medals

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Families, Descendants and Veterans are searching for  LOST, MISSING or STOLEN war & military service medals …

As we commemorate the anniversary of the four years of the 20th Century that was World War 1, once referred to as “The Great War” and/or the “War to End all Wars” (it was neither ‘great nor did it ‘end’ wars), we acknowledge the disastrous slaughter of a generation of New Zealand’s young fighting men and women.  During this time the descendants of military Veterans everywhere have been and will be sharply reminded of the great sacrifices their deceased family members have made.  Sadly, over the years following WW1 and beyond, many war medals that were once worn by the Veteran, or had been sent to grief stricken families of the dead, have disappeared from the custody of those families for a variety of reasons.  Lost, pawned, sold (often in desperate circumstances), swapped or traded, gifted away, stolen or even deliberately destroyed however, fortunately many have survived or been saved. It is these medals that offer descendants an opportunity to re-connect and re-ignite the flames of gratitude, memorial and honour.

Descendant families world-wide are seeking to re-connect with both their known, and unknown, ancestor Veterans and recovering LOST or MISSING family war medals is an important element of this quest.  Recovering family medals is a very tangible way of reminding younger generations of the price that has been paid for going to war.  Wearing the medals of ancestors can also help to foster the collective responsibility of descendants to preserve and honour traditions of respectful acknowledgment of the service and sacrifices of our military ancestors. 

If you have found medals named to any of the veterans listed below, please consider contacting Medals Reunited NZ who can help you to reunite medals with veterans (if living), or a surviving family or descendant.

Medal Collectors and Traders … 

Medals Reunited NZ has no interest in buying, collecting or otherwise trading in medals.  Our primary focus is wholly on reuniting New Zealanders lost medals that have been found (or pre-owned) and sent to us to locate a veteran’s family or descendants to reunite the medals with.  The majority of the medals we handle are those that were issued  in their hundreds of thousands, such as  the medals issued for service during WW1 (which were named) and WW2 (not named).  

Medals Reunited NZ acknowledges the absolute right of traders, collectors and individuals to engage in the collection and trade in military medals.  Numerous war and service medals have been disposed of over the decades, sometimes by veterans themselves or by their family members for a variety of reasons.  Were it not for the conscientious preservation and guardianship of these medals by the medal collector community, many thousands of New Zealanders war and service medals, including some rare and prestigious medals  important to New Zealand’s military and social history, would have been lost forever.

Advice to families re: missing medals found … 

If you see or know of medals that you believe may have belonged (or belong?) to your family and you would like to recover it, and if that medal is now in the hands of another person or organisation, I urge you to proceed with caution.  Bear in mind that medal collectors and/or traders have often acquired medals over a long period of time and at considerable personal expense.  Apart from the initial purchase they may have incurred other additional expenses for medal repairs, restoration, re-ribboning, mounting and so on.  Therefore any overtures you might make toward the holder of a medal that you, as a family member or descendant, believe should be yours as a matter of historical right, will likely fall on deaf ears.  

Most professional collectors and traders have sound, evidence-based proof of their legal acquisition and therefore entitlement to ownership.  You should also ponder the possibilities that your family’s medals may have been deliberately sold, traded, given away  many years prior, either by the veteran whilst alive, by another family member, or by any number of other owners since your relative or ancestor last owned them.  Find out the facts first – ask how the owner of the medals how they were acquired and then perhaps see if a possible return or sale to you is negotiable.  If on the other hand you believe your family’s medals now in the possession of someone else have been STOLEN, your best course of action is to seek advice from, and lodge a formal complaint with, the New Zealand Police and let them unravel the questions of acquisition and legal ownership.

‘First Right of Refusal’ …

In the interests of encouraging descendant families to reconnect with the memory of their war veteran ancestors, MRNZ respectfully requests collectors and traders who are considering offering any of their medals for sale, auction or trade, or who are approached by a veteran’s family seeking to acquire the medals for their family, to please consider permitting the family or descendant the ‘first right of refusal’ to recover their heirlooms.

REWARDS offered for medals …

In addition to any price that may be negotiated with family to buy back medals from current owners, some of the families of the veterans listed below have offered a REWARD for the successful return of their family’s heirlooms.  Medal owners who would like to offer/sell medals to a descendant can contact MRNZ for further information.

MRNZ has received written requests for missing medals from proven* family descendants of the following Veteran’s  … can you help us trace these medals ?  

* MRNZ requires documentary and photographic proof of all medal claimant’s identity & ancestry before medals or ephemera are returned.

Number

Rank

Forenames

Last Name

LOST  &  MISSING 

Refer Legend Below

NZ Land Wars – 1845-47; 1848; 1860-66 … The New Zealand Medal   

 CONSTAlexander (Hall)JOHNSON A.C.

Armed Constabulary (A.C.) – New Zealand Medal

Reward
 PTE / LTWilliam HamptonTHORP(E) *

Wairoa Rifle Volunteers (South Auckland) – New Zealand Medal

Reward 
 PTEEdward JosephTHORP *

Wairoa Rifle Volunteers (South Auckland) – New Zealand Medal

Reward 
 PTEAlfred JoshuaTHORP *

Wairoa Rifle Volunteers (South Auckland) – New Zealand Medal

Reward 
 CAPTThomas Capel TILLY  R.N.

Royal Navy (R.N.) 1856-57 – 2 x medals: Crimea Medal (Clasps unk) + ?

 
      

New Zealanders in Other Conflicts – from 1800 … Crimea, India, China, Egypt, At Sea

821 & 1265 & 3425 LT (CAPT)Robert MeadeBUTLER  R.A.

Royal Artillery (R.A. – England & India – Indian Mutiny Medal (1 x Clasp – Lucknow or Relief of Lucknow), India General Service Medal (1 x Clasp, ? unk) + one other medal (B/W photograph in uniform with medals, indistinct)

      T         Reward

 PTESamuel GILLILAND

Waikato Regt. ICTC – NZ Medal 1861-66

B / W 
 Mr.John HANCOCK

Bullock Driver, ICTC – NZ Medal 1861-66

B / W 
 Mr.HenryMOORE

Bullock Driver, ICTC – NZ Medal 1861-69

B / W 
 PTEThomasSHARMAN

Auckland Militia Regt., ICTC – NZ Medal 1861-66

B / W
 PTEMatthewSTEVENSON

2nd Waikato Regt., ICTC – NZ Medal 1861-66

B / W
 PTEFrancis AngusWHITE

Auckland Rifle Volunteers – NZ Medal (undated)

B / W

SOUTH AFRICAN WAR (2nd Anglo-Boer War) – 1899-1902 … Queen’s South Africa (QSA) medal (*26 Clasps issued); King’s South Africa (KSA) medal (2 Clasps issued) : *only 12 Clasps were issued to the Contingents of  NZ Mounted Rifles (NZMR)  

SA 7763TPR  / PTEDonald James AlexanderFERGUSON

9th NZ Contingent – Queen’s South Africa (QSA) medal – Clasps: Transvaal & South Africa 1902

Reward
SA 6179TPR / PTEWilliam WestwoodCRAIG *

8th NZ Contingent – Queen’s South Africa (QSA) medal – Clasps: Cape Colony, Transvaal, South Africa 1902

Reward
SA 1616 TPR / PTEArchibald CAMPBELL 

5th NZ Contingent – Queen’s South Africa (QSA) medal – Clasps:  Transvaal, Orange Free State,  Rhodesia, Cape Colony, South Africa 1901 

 
6356PTEAnthony DEVLIN 

East Lancashire Regiment – King’s South Africa (KSA) medal – Clasps: SA 1901 & SA 1902 – QSA reunited with family, Feb 2016 

 
22579 & 2081SGT Arthur William PANKHURST 

7th (1st Leicestershire) Coy, 4th Bn, Imperial Yeomanry; BW – Queen’s South Africa (QSA) medal – Clasps: SA 1901 & SA 1902.

Household Cavalry & Cavalry of the Line (incl Yeomanry & Imperial Camel Corps); WW1 – British War Medal & Victory Medal

 
SA 9049 TPR / PTEJohn FrederickCOUPER 

8th & 10th NZ Contingent – Queen’s South Africa (QSA) medal – Clasps: Transvaal & SA 1902

B / W 
SA 4427TPR / CPLJames CarrickMcLELLAN

7th NZ Contingent – Queen’s South Africa (QSA) medal – Clasps: SA 1901, SA 1902 , Transvaal & Orange Free State

B / W

3835 or S/3835

 

7257648

PTE (BW & WW1)

 

SGT (WW2)

Edward William BRACEY ** 

Brit. Army Ordnance Corps (A.O.C.) – BW – QSA medal – Clasps: Orange Free State & Natal; KSA medal – Clasps: SA 1901 & SA 1902; WW1 – 1914 (Mons) Star w/Clasp “5th AUG-22nd NOV 1914”, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (Army – Geo V type)

Royal Artillery (RA): WW2 – 1939/45 Star, Defence Medal, 1939/45 War Medal 

Reward

SA 2699

2588 (LSH)

 

SGT (5th) LT (10th) SGT (Lord Strathcona’s Horse – Canada)

 

Gerald AdamPAUL 

5th and 10th NZ Contingents – Queen’s South Africa (QSA) medal – Clasps: Transvaal, Rhodesia, Cape Colony; King’s South Africa (KSA) medal – Clasps: SA 1901 & SA 1902; 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal  under reunite action, TBA 2017 

 

8008

PTE

Thomas (b: John Thomas)CANE

Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.), – Queen’s South Africa (QSA) medal – Clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1902 + Tibet Medal 1903-04 – Clasp: GANTSYE

T / RP

WW 1 – 1914-18 … New Zealand – 1914 (Mons) Star;  1914/15 Star;  British War Medal;  Victory Medal (last three medals known as WW1 medal Trio – all medals impressed N.Z.E.F.), and Mercantile Marine medal

12/1893   PTEWilliam BlakeBOWEN 

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion + ANZAC Lapel Badge

 
10/457 &  10/467LCPLMalcolm Campbell CRAIG * 

British War Medal & Victory Medal – 1914/15 Star reunited with family, Dec 2015

Reward
12/1404CPLWilliam WestwoodCRAIG * (DOD in NZ)

British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll 

Reward
2/2102PTEAlexander WestwoodCRAIG *

1914/15 Star & Victory Medal – family owns British War Medal 

Reward
56567PTEWilliam CharlesCURRY *

British War Medal & Victory Medal

Reward
52964LCPLFrederick JohnCURRY *

British War Medal & Victory Medals

Reward
7/813PTE (SJT-MAJ)William FrancisBARRY 

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion + ANZAC Lapel Badge

Reward
11/1772GNRJohn Trewhalla     BENNETT (see BROMLEY, NZ WW2)

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion + ANZAC Lapel Badge

Reward 
23/271SJTEdwin CarsonRUSSELL

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion + ANZAC Lapel Badge

 
9/732TPRThomas FrederickMcCARTHY

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion + ANZAC Lapel Badge

 
47225TPRJohn Charles HenrySTRAUCH

British War Medal & Victory Medal

 
26/994RFLM (Bugler)Alfred LouisGARBETT (KIA  Somme, France)

British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll 

 
10/919SJTWilliamRYDER (DOW Belgium, ex-Gallipoli)

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion 

 
23277PTEWilliam JosephWALLER

British War Medal & Victory Medal

 
38601PTEStanley AmosSMARTBritish War Medal & Victory Medal 
8/914PTEWilliam TobinFORREST * (KIA Gallipoli)

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque +  ANZAC Commemorative Medallion

Reward 
8/915PTE (2LT)James RoyFORREST *

British War Medal & Victory Medal

 
24/2246RFLMAlexander MACRAE (KIA Somme, France)

British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll 

 
57490PTEJackDAY

British War Medal & Victory Medal 

 
29244PTEFrederick BenjaminGILL (DOW France)

British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll   

Reward
76399PTEWilliam Roy WesleyBARRIBALL

British War Medal (full entitlement) 

Reward 
14548PTE (LCPL)MartinANDERSON (KIA Ypres) 

British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll – medals may be co-located with two other brothers, Percy and Gottfried Anderson.

 
3/1124CAPT (Doctor)Alexander Duncan ShanksWHYTE, M.C. 

Military Cross (M.C.) + British War Medal & Victory Medal

B / RP Reward
10/829LCPLJohn HubertMONTEITH 

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion + ANZAC Lapel Badge 

 

7/1614

TPRDonald James AlexanderFERGUSON (KIA Palestine)

1914/15 Star & Victory Medal – family owns British War Medal; Memorial Plaque reunited with family, May 2015 

Reward 
3/514PTE Leslie FosterWILSON

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion + ANZAC Lapel Badge 

 
42336RFLMWilliamHUNT 

British War Medal – Victory Medal reunited with family, Jun 2015

 
34352PTE Benjamin Osborne FINLAY 

Victory Medal – British War Medal reunited with family, Jun 2015

 

20/7 &  7/7A

TPRArchibaldCAMPBELL

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion + ANZAC Lapel Badge 

 
50527GNRJames GeorgeTANDY

British War Medal & Victory Medal

T / RP
23817PTEReuben ArthurFARMER

British War Medal & Victory Medal 

 
79994PTEWilliam Henry MartynSEED (DOS England)

British War Medal (full entitlement) + Memorial Plaque & Scroll 

Reward
10/1897PTEEric GordonMcKAY (KIA Gallipoli)

Memorial Plaque & Scroll  – family owns WW1 medal Trio

Reward
62881SPRDavid IvonPORTEOUS

British War Medal & Victory Medal

 
36041TPR Elmo TelhamLYONS

British War Medal & Victory Medal 

 
12/3569PTE / LCPL (SJT)William George BROWN, D.C.M., M.M.

Military Medal (M.M.) + 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal – Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) located 2015  in possession of finder pending donation to a national museum

 
3/133 &  3/133ACPLJamesMcMILLEN (aka MacAndrew)

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion + ANZAC Lapel Badge – medals are engraved McMILLEN

Reward 
7/74TPRHenry BernardJOYCE (DOW Gallipoli)

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque  & Scroll 

 
29282PTE ThomasMOORFOOT (KIA France)

Memorial Plaque & Scroll  – British War & Victory Medals reunited with family, Jun 2015

 
6/2074PTE (2LT)Walter ArcherBREACH, O.B.E., E.D. **

Officer of ME Order of the British Empire (OBE) + Efficiency Decoration (ED); WW1 – 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal +  ANZAC Commemorative Medallion + ANZAC Lapel Badge; WW2 – War Medal 1939/45 & NZ War Service medal + Territorial & Long Service medals? (total 10)

Reward
10/1749PTEEdwardBREACH ** (DOW Gallipoli)

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll 

Reward
12113PTE (SJT)Gordon EdwinANDERSON

British War Medal  – Victory Medal reunited with family, Feb 2016

 
23780PTEErnest ASHWORTH (KIA France)

British War Medal & Victory Medal  – Memorial Plaque reunited with family, Nov 2015

 
6/3351PTELudwig AugustHOFT *

British War Medal & Victory Medal

Reward
37579SPRWilliam HOLT * (aka HOFT) 

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion + ANZAC Lapel Badge

Reward
7/720TPRSilas JohnGIBSON * (KIA Gallipoli)  

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal – Memorial Plaque reunited with family, Jan 2016

 
25/544RFLMCharles HenryGIBSON * 

British War Medal & Victory Medal

 
24671CPL (PTE) 

Michael Dominick Campbell  –aka  Michael Henry

McKAY aka McKEY (KIA Somme, France)

British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll  – medals may have been issued in either surname 

 
46223SJT Thomas Murdy BALL 

Victory Medal – British War Medal reunited with family, Apr 2016 

 
47761PTE William Lochyer RAINS (KIA Ypres, Belgium)

British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll  

 
24/2019 PTE Charles James LANKEY * (WIA Somme; DOW England)

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll

Reward
11/2339TPRWilliam NelsonLANKEY *

British War Medal & Victory Medal

Reward
64531TPRRobert EdwardLANKEY *

British War Medal & Victory Medal

Reward
3/841 PTEJohnCOONEY 

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion + ANZAC Lapel Badge

Reward
20682PTE Hamiora – (ka Hami)KEEPA 

British War Medal & Victory Medal 

 
24269 PTE ArchibaldWOTHERSPOON

British War Medal & Victory Medal 

 
12/25 PTEWilliam LesleyKITTELTY (KIA Gallipoli) 

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion 

 
62881SPRDavid Ivon PORTEOUS (DOS England)

British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll 

 
10/1053SJT (2LT)FrankPERCY * (DOW France)

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion 

Reward
10/1615RFLM / PTEGeorge VictorPERCY *

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion + ANZAC Lapel Badge

Reward
49168RFLM / PTEAndrewPERCY * (KIA France)

British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll 

Reward
53353RFLMJohn AlexanderGREER

British War Medal & Victory Medal 

 
XXXXXXMRSAliceLANGSTONE, CStJ

Order of St John, 1930-1960; Commander of the Order of St John (CStJ)

B / W
XXXXXXMr.Sidney EdwardLANGSTONE, KStJ

Order of St John, 1930-1960; Commander of the Order of St John (CStJ), Knight of the Order of St John (KStJ) – neck badge

B / W
202638MAA (RN, NZ Div.)James Robert PRECEY 

British War Medal & Victory Medal + Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medal

Reward
54009PTE John JamesCLEMENS *

British War Medal & Victory Medal 

Reward
38937RFLMRichardCLEMENS *

British War Medal & Victory Medal

Reward
40776RFLMBenjamin ThomasCLEMENS *

British War Medal & Victory Medal + any documents – there were 4 Clemens brothers, all returned to NZ; family has medals of CHARLES HENRY CLEMENS

Reward
32996 RFLMCyril RoyFLEET 

British War Medal & Victory Medal

 

11/1382 &

806913

TPR / GNR / PTE 

James Francis WILLIAMS 

WW1 – 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal; WW2 – 1939/45 War Medal & 1939-45 NZ War Service Medal 

 
27903 RFLM / PTE Christoffer JENSEN (KIA Somme, France)

British War Medal & Victory Medals – family owns Memorial Plaque & Scroll

 
6/683PTEAlexander Frederick  McINTYRE (KIA Gallipoli, 27 Apr 15) 

1914-15 Star & British War Medal – family owns Victory Medal and Memorial Plaque & Scroll 

Reward
2/2560GNR / DVR James TURKINGTON, M.M. (KIA Somme, France)

Military Medal (M.M.) + 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll  

Reward
7/107 & 5/107BTPR / DVR John Michael REAL (DOW Cairo, ex-Gallipoli)

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion

Reward
26769SJTAlfred HenryBATTERSBY

British War Medal & Victory Medal

B  / RP
59100RFLMDouglas VictorCRESSWELL

British War Medal & Victory Medal

 
8/4104 SJTArthur EdwardSCOONES 

British War Medal & Victory Medal

Reward
11/26LT (MAJ)Walter LeonardCOBB, M.C.

Military Cross (M.C.) + WW1 – 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal; WW2 – 1939/45 War Medal & NZ War Service Medal 

B / W
16353CAPT (MAJ)Roy Wilfred COLBECK

British War Medal & Victory Medal 

B / W
14460PTE

Owen McLean

MILLAR

Victory Medal

B / W 
8/2743LCPLJamesTONKIN

WW1 – 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal; WW2 –  1939/45 War Medal & 1939/45 NZ War Service Medal

 
6/1539PTEEdwardGILL

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll

B / W 
43713 SPRJohn RonaldBARBER

Victory Medal

B / W 
78884 PTEHarryGUTTERY

British War Medal

B / W
6/102PTERobert Claremont MASSEY

Victory Medal + Returned Soldiers Badge

B / W
63027PTECharles ThomasMcKAY

British War Medal

B / W 
22/144MATRONLouie AlexaMcNIE, R.R.C. & A.R.R.C.

Royal Red Cross – 1st Class (R.R.C.) & Associate Royal Red Cross – 2nd Class (A.R.R.C.)

B / W 
1/577LTSydney AllanMURRELL

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal +  Memorial Plaque & Scroll

B / W
8/4205SJTRobertPHILLIPS, M.M.

Military Medal (M.M.) + 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

B / W 
45751RFLM / PTE

George William

STOTT

British War Medal

B / W
2/1126 SGT John Alexander WHITE, M.M.

Military Medal (M.M.) + 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion

B / RP Reward
25692RFLMHorace EdgarFARLAND

British War Medal & Victory Medal 

 
61829PTEEdwardSTEVENS

British War Medal  & Victory Medal 

 
16363 TPR (CPL)LouisBUTLER 

British War Medal & Victory Medal

 
15797 PTE (CPL) ArthurSYMONS (KIA Somme, France)

British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll 

Reward
2/2915 GNR William SOWMAN (KIA Somme, France)

Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll  – British War Medal reunited with family, Jan 2017

Reward
17/242TPR George GregoryHARRIS 

1914/15 Star & Victory Medal – British War Medal reunited with family, Jan 2017 

 
48296 PTEWilliam JosephTAYLOR (KIA Bapaume, France)

British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll 

Reward

64292 & 6/1462

PTEFrederickBARRY

Memorial Plaque & Scroll

T / RP Reward

20979 PTE (CPL) Albert EVERITT, M.M. (KIA Passchendaele, Belgium)

British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll  – Military Medal (M.M.) has been found and when repaired will be reunited with family, TBA 2017

Reward 
8/135WO II Richard Solomon Henry DAY

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

 
66019

GNR / SDLR (Saddler)

Henry Gordon REID British War Medal & Victory Medal 
23/2554PTEAlfred CONWAY, M.M.

Military Medal (M.M.), British War Medal & Victory Medal

Reward
63563PTEHarryCONWAY (DOD as POW – France)

British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll 

Reward
26/307PTEThomas HODGKINSON

British War Medal & Victory Medal

 
40908 RFLM / PTE John DAVIDSON *

Victory Medal – family owns British War Medal

Reward
56913RFLM / PTEAndrewDAVIDSON * (KIA Harvincourt, France)

British War Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll – family owns Victory Medal

Reward
12970 RFLM / PTE William BAXTER

British War Medal & Victory Medal

B  / RP
23/121

RFLM / PTE

Harold ErnestDENTON1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory MedalB / RP
8/577WO 1 (RSM)

Thomas Reginald

GEORGE1914/15 Star

T / RP

8/2134SGT Walter GrahamSINCLAIR, M.M. (KIA Messines, Belgium) 

Military Medal (M.M.) + 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal – Memorial Plaque reunited with family, Mar 2017

Reward 
44026 PTEBertie Austin SISSON

Victory Medal + Dog Tags + any related documents etc.

Reward 
34097PTEJames Arnold LEE  (KIA Ypres, Belgium)

British War Medal, Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll 

 
4/2097SPRCharles Leslie LEWIS (KIA Messines, Belgium) 

1914-15 Star, British War Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll – Victory Medal reunited with family, Apr 2017

 
12/1492 LTHerbert GeorgeRICHARDSON (KIA Gallipoli, 25 Apr 15)

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque  & Scroll + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion

Reward
9/1560LCPLGeorgeGRIFFITHS *

1914-15 Star and British War Medal – Victory Medal reunited with family, Apr 2017

 
9/1561TPR / PTE / SPRHarryGRIFFITHS *

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

 
18820 PTEBertie Ernest LEYDON 

British War Medal – Victory Medal reunited with family, May 2017

 
8/505PTEJohn LaytonWILDERMOTH (KIA Gallipoli)

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal +  Memorial Plaque & Scroll + Anzac Commemorative Medallion

Reward
7/69TPRWilliam ThomasHUXFORD (KIA Gallipoli)

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal +  Memorial Plaque & Scroll 

Reward
59379PTEPatrick John HUME (KIA Harvincourt, France)

British War Medal & Victory Medal +  Memorial Plaque & Scroll  

Reward
10/1345PTE

Arthur Francis Noble 

STEPHENS (KIA Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli)

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal +  Memorial Plaque & Scroll

Reward
8/834PTE Henry Billingsley GeorgeLEWIS (WIA Gallipoli)

WW1 – 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal; WW2 – 1939/45 War Medal, NZ War Service Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion & Lapel Badge

Reward
33039PTEJames McMahonHARRIS

British War Medal & Victory Medal 

 
143492LTEric GuestANCELL (KIA Somme, France)

British War Medal & Victory Medal +  Memorial Plaque & Scroll

Reward
2/36TPR / GNRBernard Charles DRAKE

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal 

 
25223PTE

William John

FORSTER (recorded as ‘Foster’ in Archives)British War Medal & Victory Medal   
26/1122LTHugh BiggsLIMMER

British War Medal & Victory Medal  + Rowing Medallion fm Oxford University

Reward
21291SGTHaroldMARTIN ** (see son, NZ WW2)

British War Medal & Victory Medal  

 
80537PTECharles BradlaughJOHNSON

British War Medal (full entitlement)

 
7/39SGT / 2LTJohn HenryDINES * (see below)

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion & Lapel Badge

 
23/38SGTGeorge WilliamDINES * (KIA Somme, France)

1914/15 Star & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll – BWM reunited with family, May 2017

 
16/658LCPLWiremu KaihauMAOPO

1914/15 Star and British War Medal – family owns Victory Medal

 
4/1189BSPRGeorge RoachBARTLETT (WIA Gallipoli)

1914/15 Star and British War Medal – Victory Medal under reunite action, TBA 2017

 
12/1358A, 12/1358PTE Robert ADAMS 

1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal + ANZAC Medallion (boxed) and ANZAC Lapel Badge, Silver War Badge, Returned Soldiers Badge + large A4 size B&W photograph of Robert Adams in uniform on a camel in front of sphinx a pyramid (incl camel handler on a donkey beside him) 

B / RP

Reward 

11/272SJT. MAJ / LTCOL (COL.)Charles GuyPOWLES, C.M.G., D.S.O., M.I.D.

Companion of St. Michael & St. George (C.M.G.) + Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.); 2nd Boer War (4th NZ Contingent) – Queen’s South Africa (QSA) medal – Clasps: Cape Colony, Transvaal, Rhodesia, South Africa 1901; WW1 – 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal with MID Oak Leaf; WW2 – War Medal 1939-45, NZ War Service medal 1939-45; Order of the Nile, 3rd Class (Egypt)

Reward 
      

WW1 – 1914-18 … Australia, UK, Canada, South Africa & Other Countries

5137PTEJack # (b: John Ormsby)

SULLIVAN

 

Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.), 56th Battalion; 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll + ANZAC Commemorative Medallion + Female Relatives Badge + Mothers & Widows Badge/Ribbon (1 Star) +  documents – MRNZ founder’s gt-gdfather from Dunedin

Reward 
17460SJTAlbertPOLE, M.M. + Bar

Royal Scots Regt. (R.Scots.); Military Medal (M.M.) and Bar – family owns WW1 medal Trio

Reward 

4842 DA

NZD 2370

DKHD (Deck Hand);     AB (Able Seaman)LeonardFINDLAY, D.S.M.** , M.M. (Fra)

Royal Navy, NZ Division (R.N. – N.Z.D.); Distinguished Service Medal (D.S.M.) with **2 Bars + Medale Militaire (France) + 1914-15 Star, British War Medal,  Victory Medal

 

1075 & 

426014

DVR (A/2nd CPL)JamesOWEN, M.M.

Royal Engineers (R.E.); Military Medal (M.M.) + 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Reward 
527840CPL (Hon. Chaplain & CAPT)Allan KennethMAGNER, M.M.

Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.); 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal – family owns Military Medal (M.M.)

Reward 
9355PTE PhilipMAYO 

2nd Manchester Regt. (2 Man.); 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

 
23006PTE Anthony DEVLIN 

West Yorkshire Regt. (W.Yorks.); British War Medal  & Victory Medal

 
925406DVRWilliam ThomasBRETT

Royal Field Artillery   (R.F.A.); 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal – other service numbers which may be engraved on the medals are: 885 or 1148

Reward 
16/803RFLM Robert UPTON 

Royal Irish Rifles (R.I.R.); 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

 
29736LSJT Thomas Stroud HUTT (KIA France)

Somerset (Prince Albert’s) Light Infantry (Som.L.I.); British War Medal & Victory Medal + Memorial Plaque & Scroll

T / RP  Reward
59462PTE ThomasRAWCLIFFE (KIA France)

5th Welsh Regt.; British War Medal & Victory Medal

B / RP 
18/165 DA or D/HNDJosephLARDNER

Royal Navy Reserve (R.N.R.); British War Medal

B / W
73679BDRErnestLYNN, M. M.

Royal Artillery (RA) – 27th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (27 BDE. R.F.A, ); Military Medal (M.M.) + WW1 – 1914 Star (w/1914 Clasp), British War Medal & Victory Medal; WW2 – 1939/45 War Medal, NZ War Service Medal

B / W 
T4-244168A/SJTJamesDALE

Brit. Army, Army Service Corps (A.S.C.); British War Medal & Victory Medal + Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)

B / W

81464PTEHaroldGERKE

Brit. Army, Machine Gun Corps (M.G.C.); British War Medal & Victory Medal 

B / W 
40870PTEHenryBAKER

Brit. Army, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (R.Innis.Fus.); WW1 – British War Medal & Victory Medal; WW2: 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, 1939/45 War Medal

B / W
2109PTEAndrewANDERSON

Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.), 6th Battalion – 6 Reinf; 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal (NZer fm Leeston, ChCh)

B / W 
175089 & 9165 PTEJohn QUIGLEY

Worcestershire Regt. (Wor. Regt) – India General Service Medal (IGSM) – Clasps: Afghanistan, NW Frontier + British War Medal & Victory Medal

B / W 
10565SGTWilliam HoldenTHOMPSON

Scots Guards (Scot. Gds); British War Medal & Victory Medal

B / W
822550 & 886742 COOKAlfred GeorgeSCAPENS

UK Merchant Marine; British War Medal. Mercantile Marine Medal, 1914-18 (MMM)

Reward 
XXXXXX ENGR James FletcherDICKSON 

UK Merchant Marine; Mercantile Marine Medal, 1914-18 (MMM)

 
R/869 LSMN (Leading Seaman) William Francis CODDE, M.M. 

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (R.N.V.R.), Hood Battalion; Military Medal (M.M.) + British War Medal & Victory Medal

Reward 
82LCPLArchibaldFERGUSON

Australian Imperial Forces (A.I.F.), 6th Battalion; 1914/15 Star & Victory Medal – family owns British War Medal

Reward
 ?? ??E. G.  ANNING ** (see son, UK WW2)

Royal Engineers (RE); British War Medal & Victory Medal + I.D. (‘dog’) Tags  

B / RP
55752WO1 / LT / CAPTSamuel JohnBENNETT, M.C.

Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.); 19th Battalion – Military Cross (M.C.) + WW1 – 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal;  WW2 – Defence Medal + any other related items

FOUND – medals to be reunited with family – Aug 2017
 ?? ??William Leishman MITCHELL

2nd South African Infantry (2 S.A.I.); British War Medal & Victory Medal

 
 ??2 A.M. (Aircraft Mechanic, Class 2)William Thomas BROWN

Royal Flying Corps (R.F.C.), 103 SQN; British War Medal & Victory Medal

Reward 
22799PTEHarrySAWYER

Yorkshire Regt. (Yorks);  1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

B / RP 
8008 / L8008PTE (CPL)Thomas (John) CANE 

Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.) – 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal + Silver War Badge

T / RP 
      

WW 2 – 1939-45 … New Zealand – 1939/45 Star, Campaign Stars (7 issued plus Clasps) + 1939/45 (British) War Medal; Defence Medal, 1939/45 NZ War Service Medal

22290 PTEGordonMcLEAN

2NZEF; 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, 1939/45 War Medal, Defence Medal, 1939/45 NZ War Service Medal 

 
20831SGT (2LT) Arthur AlbertROXBURGH, M.C.

2NZEF; Military Cross (M.C.) + 1939/45  Star, Africa Star, 1939/45 War Medal, Defence Medal, 1939/45 NZ War Service Medal 

Reward 
166160DVR Keith Ernest ATKINSON 

2NZEF; 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star,  1939/45 War Medal, Defence Medal, NZ War Service Medal  

 
NZ39788SGT (Pilot)Brian WilliamFEELY (KIA 1941)

RNZAF (611 SQN, RAF); 1939/45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star, 1939/45 War Medal, Defence Medal, 1939/45 NZ War Service Medal + Memorial Cross

Reward
42563CAPTAlexander James YOUNG (KIA Italy)

2NZEF – TWO x WW2 NZ Memorial Crosses – one Cross in its original case w/ribbon + Kings Letter; one Cross uncased on a silver chain – both Crosses engraved with same recipient’s name

B / RP Reward 
NZ415204 FSGT (Pilot)Arthur Holdsworth SMITH (KIA 1943)

RNZAF (431 Sqn, RCAF); 1939/45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star, 1939/45 War Medal, Defence Medal, 1939/45 NZ War Service Medal + Memorial Cross

B / RP  Reward
60664 GNRJohn Henderson OUDNEY 

2NZEF; RNZ Artillery (RNZA), 14 LT AA Regt; 1939/45 Star, Italy Star, 1939/45 War Medal, 1939/45 NZ War Service Medal

B / RP
22999BRIGJohn MorganMITCHELL, K.St.J.

Knight of the Most Venerable  Order of St. John of Jerusalem (K.St.J) 

RP / Reward 
553978GNRIanSNADDEN, C.St.J.

2NZEF, NZ Div. Artillery; Commander of the Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem (C.St.J.) + 1939/45 Star, 1939/45 War Medal, Defence Medal, 1939/45 NZ War Service Medal + Service Medal of Order of St. John (? Bars)

T / RP Reward
48225PTEGilbert Thomas RANKIN 

2NZEF – Anti-Tank Bde.; 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, 1939/45 War Medal, 1939/45 NZ War Service Medal 

B / W
200856 & 822536LT COLMary WebsterWILSON, R.R.C.

2NZEF, NZ Army Nursing Service/Corps (NZANS/NZANC) Royal Red Cross – 1st Class (R.R.C.)

B / W 
9435CAPT

Frederick George 

CLUBB, M.C. 2NZEF; Military Cross (M.C.) – 1942 (engraved)B / W
46445 & 45774DVR / PTE

James Alexander 

MUIR

2NZEF; NZ Army Service Corps (NZASC) – 1939/45 Star, Africe Star (Clasp: 8th Army), 1939/45 War Medal, 1939/45 NZ War Service Medal 

B / RP
68523L/CPL

Amos Zuriel Aquilla

MUTCH (DOD Pacific)

2NZEF; 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, 1939/45 War Medal, Defence Medal, 1939/45 NZ War Service Medal 

B / RP
45751PTEJack Trewallah Bennett BROMLEY (refer BENNETT, NZ WW1)

2NZEF; 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, 1939/45 War Medal, Defence Medal, 1939/45 NZ War Service Medal 

 
63627LBDR (BDR)Harold BernardMARTIN ** (see father, NZ WW1)

2NZEF, Artillery Reinf; 1939/45 Star, Italy Star, 1939/45 War Medal, Defence Medal, 1939/45 NZ War Service Medal 

 
      

WW2 – 1939-45 … Australia, UK, Other Countries (served/lived/died in NZ)

6917 SUB LT Thomas Morton  COSSAR  R.N. 

Royal Navy (R.N.) & R.N.Z.N.; 1939/45 Star, Atlantic Star, 1939/45 War Medal, Defence Medal, 1939/45 NZ War Service Medal

 

1433683 (SAAF)

 

P13031 (RNZAF)

 

LAC (Mechanic) 

 

SGT (Instrument Fitter)

ErnestCOXSHALL, M.M.

Service:

R.A.F. Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) – RAF Servicing Commandos; South African Air Force (SAAF); RNZAF

RAF awards: Military Medal (M.M. – Burma), 1939/45 Star, France & Germany Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal, 1939/45 War Medal

SAAF awards:  South Africa South Korean War Service Medal + United States Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation

RNZAF awards:  General Service Medal 1918-62 (GSM) – Clasp: Malaya; RNZAF Long Service & Good Conduct Medal

Reward
T/16246DVRThomas WilliamEVANS

Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) – GSM 1918-62, Clasp: Kurdistan (1919-1923), 1939/45 War Medal, Defence Medal, Pacific Star, 1939/45 War Medal

Reward

Post 1945 – Medals awarded to the present day …   

P3529174

 

J86856

SAC 

 

SGT

Peter Leonard WEATHERILL

RAF – General Service Medal (1962), Clasps – RADFAN & SOUTH ARABIA

RNZAF – Long Service & Good Conduct (LS&GC) Medal 

Reward 
Q79479FLT LT / WG CDRGordon Wilmot RAGG, A.F.C.

RNZAF – 5 SQN, (Vietnam); Air Force Cross (A.F.C.), NZ Operational Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, NZ General Service Medal  ‘Warlike’ (GSM) – Clasp: Vietnam;  Armed Forces Award (AFA), NZ Defence Service Medal – Clasp: ‘Regular’ 

B / RP Reward 
M46126CPLIan RalphHINDLE

RNZ Corps of Transport (RNZCT), NZ  ARMY – Long Service & Good Conduct (LS&GC) Medal

 
 B993164 CPLPatrick TOOTELL

RNZIR, 5 Movements Sqn, RNZAF – NZ Operational Service Medal, UNPROFOR (Bosnia), East Timor Medal, UNTAET (East Timor), NZ General Service Medal (Afghanistan – Primary), NZ Defence Service Medal – Clasp: ‘Regular’

B / RP Reward
13167 OSMNRex ArthurWAKELY

RNZN; HMNZS Rotoiti – Korea Medal, United Nation Medal for Korea. NZ Defence Service Medal – Clasp: ‘Regular’; ROK Korean War Service Medal

T / RP Reward
 X90687

FSGT (1)

CPL (2)

B. A.

ATTWOOD (1)

COLLINS (2) 

RNZAF – NZ Operational Service Medal (1) , East Timor Medal (1) , UN East Timor (UNMISET) Medal, RNZAF LS&GC Medal + Bar (1), NZ Defence Service Medal – Clasp: ‘Regular” (2)

B / RP Reward
?MarkDOOHAN 

NZ Army –  NZ Operational Service Medal, NZ General Service Medal (Afghanistan – Primary), NATO (Non-Article 5) Service Medal, NZ Defence Service Medal – Clasp: ‘Regular’

B / RP Reward 
V206352?R.A.EVERLEIGH

NZ Army – NZ Operational Service Medal, Korean War Medal, Vietnam War Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, United Nations War Service Medal (Korea), Republic of Korea War Service Medal, South Vietnam Campaign medal

RP 
??KarlNIELSEN

2/1 Battalion, NZ Army – NZ Operational Service Medal, East Timor Medal, NZ Defence Service Medal – Clasp: ‘Regular’ + Chief of Army Commendation Ribbon (badge)

T / RP
G190630LBDRW. D.TEPPET

RNZ Artillery (RNZA), NZ Army – NZ Operational Service Medal + ??

T / RP
 ? ?D. J. ANNING ** (see father, UK WW1)

Royal Air Force (RAF) – General Service Medal 1918-62, Clasp: Cyprus + King Emanuelle of Italy’s Messina Earthquake Medal

B / RP 
 XXXXXXMr.Edward GeorgeBEANEY 

British Empire Medal (BEM – Civil), LG o1 Jan 1957 – for services to coal mining (UK)

B / RP
F87520 WOMichael COCKER

RNZAF – Pair of Military Identity (‘Dog’) Tags – Number, Rank, Initials, Surname, Blood Group, Service, Religious Denomination

B / RP 
      

Additions – Aug/Sep 2017

LEGEND

*     = brothers

**   = father & son

#    = given name on enlistment

RP = Reported to NZ Police,   T = Theft,   B = Burglary,   W = Waiouru Army Museum

PTE / SGT  = range of ranks medal may be engraved with

(CPL)  = highest known rank

(KIA)  = cause of death:  KIA – Killed In Action, DOW – Died of Wounds, DOD – Died of Disease, DOS – Died of Sickness, DOA – Died as result of Accident

 

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NZ National Army Museum – THEFT of Medals

In December 2007 a large number of medals were stolen from the New Zealand Army Museum at Waiouru, some later being recovered.  The web link below lists the medals of significance that have not yet been recovered.  If you see any of these medals, or hear of any information that could lead to recovery, please contact the National Army Museum Curator or any of the MRNZ team.

http://www.armymuseum.co.nz/medals/medal-enquiry/

National Army Museum
State Highway One

PO Box 45
Waiouru
New Zealand

Tel: 06 387 6911

Fax: 06 387 6319

Contact Form:  http://www.armymuseum.co.nz/visit-us/enquiries-bookings/