10/1741 ~ HENRY RAYMOND BEVAN Naval Captain Simon Rooke, RNZN, a senior NZDF officer contacted me after having found a First World War medal whilst sorting his deceased father’s personal effects. The Victory Medal, in good condition complete with original ribbon, was named to 10/1741 PTE H. R. BEVAN N.Z.E.F. As is often the […]
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Established in 2014, Medals Reunited New Zealand© is a voluntary service dedicated to reuniting military medals & ephemera that has been found, with families. This self-funded service is 100% not-for-profit, and FREE from any fees or charges.
We will attempt to trace a family or near descendant of any named medal or item of military ephemera that is sent to us.
Your LOST or MISSING medals can be advertised on the website FREE of charge, provided the medals were named.
MEDALS ~ LOST A list of medals that have been lost, sold, stolen or are missing for reasons unknown, by descendant families who are looking for same. All requests are first verified by MRNZ.
MEDALS ~ FOUND A list of medals (or items of ephemera) that has been sent to MRNZ. These may be claimed at no cost, by proven descendants who satisfy MRNZ’s claim requirements.
MEDAL SEARCH Helpful hints to assist you with your own search for medals that may be lost or missing from your family.
MEDAL PROTOCOL The Do’s and Don’ts of where, when and how to wear medals in New Zealand.
MEDAL TECH The terminology and technical aspects associated with medals and ribbons.
Please Note: Tracing descendant kin to return medals to keeps MRNZ fully engaged. As a consequence, we are unable to conduct individual searches for family medals.
Watch forNEW stories of recently REUNITED MEDALS posted on the website, plus the additions and up-dates that regularly appear on the LOST and FOUND pages.
Enjoy the website …
Ian D. Martyn
Founder – Director – Website Administrator
“In Alorium Servitium “
QUENTIN MORRISON COWAN, aka TIMOTHY CALLAN ~ Sister's treasured mementos & medals of a Scottish soldier, reunited with their UK finder after 46 years.
July 14th, 2021
FREDERICK VICTOR WESTBROOK ~ From one family veteran to another - medals of a Silverstream WW1 soldier KIA returned to Vietnam Veteran.
June 14th, 2021
WANTED .. MESNY & VEAL ~ Medals Reunited NZ search for descendants goes live on Guernsey, Channel Islands.
April 14th, 2021
ROUEN RODNEY BEALE ~ A medal denied as the result of an admin SNAFU is finally awarded to a 1957 CMT Recruit.
March 20th, 2021
Previous Posts Selection
8/3051 – CHARLES EDWIN ROBERTSON An email from a fellow NZ military history buff who is also the architect of the websites “Unknown Soldiers & Nurses of Southland” and “Unknown Warriors of the NZEF” Iain Davidson sent me a photograph of a small Returned Soldiers lapel badge (the small size badge was produced in 1927, as a more practical variation […]
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- WILLIAM ROY WESLEY BARRIBALL ~ ‘Ship of Death’ survivor’s war medal found by MRNZ in France.
- FORBES, FORBES & ZIMMERMANN ~ Stolen WW1 English & French medals surface to the amazement of their ex-pat owner.
- DONALD NEIL REED ~ The “Man Overboard” has been found while his Long Service in the RNZN recalled.
- WILLIAM McD. McQUEEN & FREDERICK J. K. ROLFE ~ Soldiers connected in life, their medals separated in death: an anonymous Whitianga find results in a remarkable reunification.