Archives for May 2015

ALEXANDER WESTWOOD CRAIG – Medal was just 5km away from family.

2/2102 - ALEXANDER WESTWOOD CRAIG On May 4th, I received an email from Mavis G. of Birkenhead in Auckland.  Mavis had recently come across a WW1 medal that had been in the family’s ‘bits n bobs’ tin for years.  Having recently found our MRNZ website, Mavis decide to try and have the medal reunited with the recipient's family.  The medal although in good condition was … [Read more...]

‘Northern Outlook’ – Saturday, 23 May 2015

This article written by reporter Kim Knutbrown of the 'Northern Outlook' follows an appeal by Ross Mathieson of Kaiapoi to return a WW1 medal to the family of Trooper Alexander Ferguson.  Toss's original appeal was published in the Rangiora 'Northern Outlook' on 28 February 2015. … [Read more...]

DONALD JAMES ALEXANDER FERGUSON – Beersheba and the link to the Westport dump.

SA-7763 ~ 7/1614 - DONALD JAMES FERGUSONSA-7763 Private Donald James Alexander FERGUSON was born in Geraldine and later after the family had moved to Timaru, he sought work as a meat preserver.  Still single at 22 years of age, Private Ferguson enlisted for service in the Anglo-Boer War in February 1902, embarking with the 9th Contingent, New Zealand Mounted … [Read more...]

CHARLES & BENJAMIN BOULT – The Boult Brothers of Ashley Clinton, Hawkes Bay.

10/4056 - CHARLES BOULT  &  61506 BENJAMIN BOULT MRNZ was offered the medals of the Boult brothers when the became available as the result of a second-hand business that was going into liquidation.             Three of the five Boult brothers from Ashley Clinton in Central Hawkes Bay were 'Called to the Colours' … [Read more...]