Archives for March 2016

HAROLD GEORGE TARLTON – Medals gifted to Stoke boy are reunited with marine archeologist Kelly Tarlton’s descendant family.

44606 - HAROLD GEORGE TARLTON     Harold George TARLTON was born in 1896 in Johannesburg, South Africa, the second son of NZ born Howard Sidney Tarlton and his wife Louisa ACKERST.  As a result of the imminent start of the Boer War in 1899, the Tarlton family of four returned to New Zealand with Howard returning to his former job with the Bank of New Zealand in … [Read more...]

JAMES CARROLL, ROYAL NAVY – HMS FLIRT sailor’s link to St Andrews, Waitaki.

284276 - JAMES CARROLL, R.N.     A medal found by Brent W. in a burnt out Wellington house in the late 1960s has finally found a home.  Being the curious schoolboy he was, Brent riffled through the remains of a house that had recently been raised by fire in the vicinity of Rhodes & Horner Streets in Newtown.  In the remains Brent found a British War Medal … [Read more...]

GEORGE OGDEN – ‘NZ Engineers Tunnelling Company’ lends a hand to reunite WW1 medal.

21418 - GEORGE OGDEN     Michael M. of Invercargill forwarded four medals awarded to members of the NZ Engineers Tunnelling Company to MRNZ in an effort to trace descendants and have the medals returned.  The medals were named to: 21418 SPR George OGDEN - NZ Engineers Tunnelling Coy, 2 Reinf 46223 CPL (SGT) Thomas Murdy BALL - NZ Engineers Tunnelling … [Read more...]