ISABELLE JENETTE ELLIS ~ Medals found at Brisbane Airport are reunited with Oamaru nonagenarian & former soldier.

822513 ~ ISABELLE JENETTE ELLIS     The genesis of this story was an email I received from Brisbane Airport in early April.  As a result I circulated the following two posts on MRNZ's Facebook page: Medals Reunited NZ - FacebookApril 23822513 ~ Corporal ISABELLE JENETTE ELLIS, NZ Army 1942-1946. FOUND AT BRISBANE AIRPORT, 03 April 2019. These WW2 … [Read more...]

2/R-B/28 SISTER SYLVIA BROWN ~ Nurse’s war efforts recognised with medals gifted to Nelson Hospital.

When Constable Ben Wallbank of the Nelson Police called me in 2017 to ask if I could return a war medal he had recovered, my response was as it always is - yes, it will be my pleasure.  Little did I know how long this journey would last but last it did, for 18 months of research! The decision to return the medal of a WW1 nurse to her 'descendant nursing family' at Nelson … [Read more...]

DAVID MALCOLM FRANK LINES ~ NZDSM “National Service” medal recovered from donated goods to a Nelson Op-Shop.

787536 ~ DAVID MALCOLM FRANK LINES    Eagle-eyed former British Army and NZ Territorial Force soldier Ann Stafford is a volunteer at the Nelson SPCA Op Shop.  When she spotted a NZDF medal case among a pile of donated goods a few weeks ago, she convinced her supervisor it should be returned to the owner rather than sold.  Problem?: the donated … [Read more...]

NORTH & SOUTH magazine chats with Medals Reunited New Zealand© – April 2019 Edition

Fiona and Tim are Nelson based freelance journalists who are very much in tune with each other's skills.  Fiona the accomplished story teller is very ably supported by husband Tim, the ace behind the lens whose pictures help to bring life to Fiona's writing.  They produce a wide variety of general interest articles about New Zealand and its people for N & S among … [Read more...]

THE RANDALL BROTHERS ~ ONE medal reunites TWO for separate Blenheim descendants.

LOST TREASURES ...     WW1 medals of two Randall brothers from Koromiko, Blenheim have been returned to descendant families.   Read the article here:  LOST TREASURES Details of the research and service of both Randall brothers will be posted shortly ...     … [Read more...]

ROBERT JOSEPH CROSSEN ~ ‘Death Plaque’ reunited on Armistice Day with Rollerston soldier’s descendant family.

46559 ~ ROBERT JOSEPH CROSSEN     A WW1 Memorial Plaque (also called a 'death penny',' deadman's penny' or 'death plaque') sent to the mother of a WW1 soldier from Rollerston, was re-presented to his grand-nephew at the Oxford RSA on Armistice Day 2018.  The plaque had been handed into the Oxford RSA and Rhonda Graham-van Rooden, a former RNZAF & … [Read more...]

SAMUEL CHASE ~ Nelson Weekly News … 10 October 2018 

Grave marker unveiling after 77 years for Hawkes Bay soldier ...      4/4594 Private Samuel Chase Canterbury Infantry Regt., NZEF 1915 ~ 1917 Read the full article here:  … [Read more...]

North Canterbury News ~ Trophy medal won 82 years ago reunited with family of New Zealand’s “Mr Shooting”

A rifle shooting medal earned in 1935 by a young man who would dedicate over 40 years to competition, coaching and administrating target rifle shooting in New Zealand, was found in a box of personal papers of a Waikari man's grandmother ... this article appeared in the North Canterbury News on February 5, 2018. Journey complete .. Brian O'Sullivan, right, holds the Pattee … [Read more...]

NZ Herald ~ Remarkable twist in mystery of WW1 hero Albert Everitt

NZ Herald ~ 29 October 2017  Read article - click here  … [Read more...]

NZ Herald ~ Joy as WW1 medal finds its way home

NZ Herald ~ 13 October 2017  Read article - click here    … [Read more...]