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...]

10/459 – BERNARD HERBERT MONK

Could this medal be Grandma's secret ? ...    In November 2016 I received the following Contact Form message on the MRNZ website: SUBJECT Medal MESSAGEMedal was with my Mums things for Years. I always thought it belonged to her 1st Hubby killed in World War 2. His name J A Walsh RAF. This Medal 1914-1918 with a Horse on it has the No 10/459 PTE BH … [Read more...]

37627 – JOHN SMITH

Samoan (NZ) Relief Force soldier’s Diary found in roadside rubbish ...    This is a reasonable long post as it relates not to the return medals but in this case a Diary – military ephemera, items which have belonged to a veteran which MRNZ will also undertake to research and reunite with descendant family. 13 year old Terry Foster curiosity got the better of having … [Read more...]

12/3711 – WALTER HENRY CYRIL MACE

Trade-Me medals find there way home from Australia ...    In April of this year a British War Medal and Victory Medal named to 12/3711 Pte. Walter Henry Cyril MACE was put up for auction on the internet TradeMe site by an Australian seller.  As a result I received an inquiry and request for advice from a direct descendant living in Hamilton who had seen the medals … [Read more...]

STOLEN MEDALS – YOUNG

!!   STOLEN MEDALS  !! From Otaki – July 2016 Veteran’s Name:  42563 CAPT Alexander James YOUNG (Killed In Action) Service: WW2 – 2NZEF, 22 (MG) Battalion Medals:  2 x New Zealand Memorial Crosses – the first Cross on a silver chain presented to Capt Young’s wife; a second Cross cased complete with purple ribbon & King’s Letter presented to Capt … [Read more...]