Archives for February 2016

ANTHONY DEVLIN – EAST LANCS. REGT & WEST YORKS. REGT – Hokianga Boer War medal goes home to Carlisle.

6359 - ANTHONY DEVLIN, EAST LANCS. & WEST YORKS. REGTs     To say the trail for this soldier’s identity has been long and winding road is an understatement. In October 2014 I received a Boer War Queen’s South Africa medal with clasps TRANSVAAL, ORANGE FREE STATE, CAPE COLONY from Ana B. of Waimamaku.  Ana said the medal had been found in a family farmhouse that … [Read more...]

GORDON EDWIN ANDERSON – Kerikeri couple preserve Stratford BNZ clerk’s WW1 medal.

12113 - GORDON EDWIN ANDERSON     Jim & Paula S. of Kerikeri are the very proud relatives of their uncle, 206384 Captain Robert Murray Reston, Military Cross (Korea), Royal New Zealand Artillery.  When Paula’s uncle Murray died she set about complying with her uncle’s last wishes for his medals to be passed to the National Army Museum at Waiouru .  Along … [Read more...]