240 – ROLAND BELFIELD GLANVILLE, MC – A.I.F.

Historic photo of KIA Military Cross recipient reunited with family ...    When Eric Beddows retired he and his wife bought a house in Manse Street, Whangarei next door to Bill and Audrey Glanville.  William James (Bill) Glanville and wife Audrey had lived in their Manse Street house for many years, since 1928 in fact.   Bill Glanville had married Audrey … [Read more...]

10/881 – ERNEST JOSHUA HARRIS

Former soldier recovers Gallipoli veteran's Victory Medal... Ernest Joshua Harris, known as 'Mick', was born in April 1890 in Inglewood, Taranaki, the youngest of three sons - John Alfred and James David his elder brothers - to parents and Moa Street residents, John Alfred HARRIS, a tinsmith and Margaret Ann BEGGS.   By 1892 Margaret Harris had been widowed when Ernest … [Read more...]

POSTSCRIPT – THOMAS BIRKBY CANNON

POSTSCRIPT - Reunited Cannon medals also reunites a 'lost' family member ! ...   This Postscript is definitely a first for Medals Reunited New Zealand©.  Whilst we work hard at reuniting war medals with families or descendants, never have we had the privilege of assisting to reunite a family .... until now ! On January 6th I posted the story of the search and … [Read more...]

STOLEN MEDALS – DOOHAN

!!  STOLEN  MEDALS  !! Can you help .... ?   Stolen from:  Taupo - January 2017 Service:  NZ Army  Medals named to:  M. DOOHAN Medals:   NZ Operational Service Medal General Service Medal Afghanistan (Primary) NATO Medal for Non Article 5 Operations in Afghanistan NZ Defence Service Medal … [Read more...]

STOLEN MEDALS – NIELSEN

!!  STOLEN  MEDALS  !! Can you help .... ? Stolen from:  Westgate, NW Auckland (from car in Richfield Cres) Service:  NZ Army (2/1 Bn, RNZIR) Medals named to:    K. NIELSEN Medals:  NZ Operational Service Medal East Timor Medal NZ Defence Service Medal (Clasp: Regular)Additional Items:  Chief Of … [Read more...]

STOLEN MEDALS – McKENZIE

!!  STOLEN  MEDALS  !! Can you help ....?   Stolen from:  Napier - January 2017 Service:  RNZN Medals named to:  T. J. McKENZIE Medals:  NZ Operational Service Medal United Nations Special Service Medal NZ Defence Service Medal (Clasp: Regular)Additional Items:  Black case with NZ Coat of Arms under … [Read more...]

STOLEN MEDALS – BENNETT

!!  STOLEN  MEDALS  !! Can you help .... ?   Stolen from:  Rotorua – Dec/Jan 2017 Service:  19 Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) - WW1 & WW2 Medals named to:  55752  RSM  (maybe Lt/Capt) S. J. (Samuel John) BENNETT - 19. Bn.  C.E.F. (Canadian Expeditionary Force) Medals:  Military Cross … [Read more...]

STOLEN MEDALS – COLLINS-ATTWOOD

!!  STOLEN  MEDALS  !! From:  Waitakeri Ranges, Swanson, W. Auckland – March 2016 Service:  RNZAF Veteran’s Name: B. A. ATTWOOD Medals:  NZ Operational Service Medal*, East Timor Medal*, UN (UNMISET) Service Medal, LS & GC Medal* + Bar, NZ Defence Service Medal - Clasp: Regular** Notes   * = medals named to:   X90687 F/S B.A. … [Read more...]

2/2915 – WILLIAM SOWMAN

WW1 medal offered by Australian collector to Nelson's SOWMAN family …    Quite out of the blue a few months ago I received an unsolicited email from an Australian resident medal collector (AMC - an ex-pat Kiwi).  AMC had seen my Medals Reunited NZ website and was very supportive of the work we do.  As a result AMC offered me the opportunity to reunite any … [Read more...]

24/1347 & 31515 – THOMAS BIRKBY CANNON

Militaria collector’s generosity reunites Wanganui family with WW1 & WW2 medals PLUS ...   In April 2015 Lorraine Cannon of Wanganui posted a “Lost Trails” request in the RSA REVIEW newspaper for any information that may help recover the lost war medals of her late grandfather,  24/1347 Rflm. Thomas Birkby CANNON  of Wanganui.  The medals had been … [Read more...]