Medals ~ FOUND

Ephemera4

MEDALS ~ FOUND … LOST ~ TRAILS 

Are you able to connect us to a deceased Veteran’s kin ? 

On this page you will find listed the names of deceased Veterans whose medals and/or items of ephemera have been found or donated to MRNZ, and are currently awaiting descendant research.  If you recognise a name on the list and are able to put us in contact with the family, a relative or an acquaintance who may be able to help connect us, please contact us on 027-940-4495 or send an email to [email protected]or send the details on our Contact Form 

Do you have a medal you would like returned to family ?

If so, we can definitely help you.  With access to a large pool of national and international resources plus fellow researchers, we undertake to make every effort to find a traceable family member or a close descendant, be they in New Zealand or abroad, with which to reunite your medals. 

Essentially you have TWO options:

  1.  LIST – we will list you medal(s) or ephemera on this website for FREE provided you send us photographs of both sides of the medals and the impressed names on the edge or back of each.  It is then up to you to find a family descendant.  The listing will be removed after six  months if you do not have a result by then, or
  2. RESEARCH – send the medal(s) or ephemera to MRNZ which will be held on loan temporarily (for the reasons, please see Temporary Loan below) while we undertake the research to find a descendant.  The items will automatically be listed on the website upon receipt of the items.

Military Ephemera

Apart from reuniting medals with descendant families we will also undertake research to reunite any named item of military or para-military ephemera.  Typically these may include: service certificates, commemorative medallions, lapel and military badges, insignia, identity (‘dog’) tags and bracelets, documents, papers/letters, framed items, photographs, books, clothing and equipment.

Reuniting medals

I am often asked by people who find medals, or have them turn up in deceased family member’s belongings, can we find the family so the medals can be returned to them.  Yes we can – I am very happy to accept every request as long as I can guarantee they are handed over when the family or a descendant is found. 

Past experience has been a harsh teacher – initially I had traced a couple of descendants on trust and was let down when the medal finder/owner decided not to follow through with the handover.  This can leave families angry and confused and cause considerable embarrassment and harm to our reputation.  

The other aspect of this is, if we were to do the research and then hand the results to you, I would gain no opportunity to promote MRNZ’s work and reputation. 

Your trust is requested

Therefore the only way I can guarantee that we can handover the medals, plus have an opportunity to promote our work and reputation, is to hold the medal(s) on Temporary Loan at MRNZ before we start the research.  In this we request your trust.  Please appreciate that considerable time may be needed to trace a descendant which can also involve personal expense for such things as; obtaining documents, file copies, information from international sources, internet ‘pay per view’ sites, and photocopying and postal charges.   

This policy is applied to anyone wishing to have MRNZ reunite medals or ephemera.  Typically these are members of the public, the Defence Forces, NZ RSAs, Aust. RSLs, Police, Fire & Emergency services, public service organisations, charity shops, service clubs and so on.  

Your proof of ownership of any medal or item of ephemera sent to MRNZ, is a letter acknowledging our Receipt & Temporary Loan of your items.  

Receipt & Temporary Loan

Once a medal(s) or item of ephemera is received at MRNZ, a personal letter of Receipt and Temporary Loan from me will be emailed (or posted if no email) to you within 24 hours.  It will also outline the research process an options available to you depending on the outcome of the search for a family.   

Apart from being your proof of ownership, the letter is also our confirmation that your medals/items will be held securely (locked) and handled with care as long as they remain in our care.   

Temporary Loan  

  1. What is a Temporary Loan ?  Medals held on Temporary Loan simply means your medals will be held securely by us only for the duration of the research (this can be several years depending on work load and availability of information).  If the research is successful, the medals will handed over in one of three ways: handed over personally by us; handed over by you, if you wish and are available; couriered to the recipient with a letter of explanation.  
  2. You remain the owner.  Ownership of the medals at all times until handed over, remains yours.  If after the research is complete, a family/descendant cannot be found I will contact you personally.  The medals can be returned to you if you so wish, or alternatively we can offer suggestions for their perpetual care. 
  3. Security.  Any medal entrusted to MRNZ is secured in a fireproof safe.
  4. Not “For Sale”No medal or item of ephemera entrusted to MRNZ’s care will ever be sold or otherwise disposed of without your authority. (see also Medals that cannot be reunited below).  
  5. Temporary Loan of the medals also allows us to:
  • check all medals to ensure they are genuine, and correctly impressed (not re-named originals, duplicates or fakes).
  • assess the condition of the medals, ribbons, suspension bars, brooch etc so that we can offer restoration advice to the recipient/family. 
  • an opportunity to clean, and photograph, the medal(s)/ephemera before their return.  The photographs will feature in the story I write for every successfully reunited medal or item of ephemera.
  • publish only the impressed details that appear on the edge or rear of a medal.  Medals~FOUND lists only these details,  never the actual medals that we are holding.  The spin-off effect of this is that it lets serious medal collectors know that we have a named medal(s) which is now unavailable should they be seeking to complete a medal group named to that particular soldier/sailor/airman.  This can lead to the holder offering the remaining medals for BUY-BACK or re-sale.  
  • present a deterrent to would-be counterfeiters who might plan to offer replica or fake medals to an unsuspecting descendant family.  The publication of impressed details potentially rules out using the names of any of those listed as FOUND on our site, and
  • package medals securely in accordance with domestic or international postal, courier, customs, insurance and shipping requirements.

Medal research process

When medals or an item of ephemera arrives at MRNZ it is first entered into a database with all known information including that of the finder/owner details so you will never be forgotten, provided we have an email or telephone contact.  A preliminary check is made for the recipients complete medal entitlement so we can determine if any are missing. 

All medals we receive are then added to the Medals~FOUND listing below, as well as to the Auckland War Memorial Museum’s Cenotaph website.  Public access to these names can produce potential claimants to any of the medals listed, or can result in information being provided to us to either locate missing medals, or descendant families.  Both of these references can save us valuable research time by short circuiting potentially lengthy descendant searches. 

Each medal arrival receives an immediate assessment (about 1 hour) to ascertain if there is any possibility, based upon existing information, of being speedily reunited.  If so, it will receive a high priority for additional research and return.  If not, medals are queued (NZ medals first) in an order of their assessed research difficulty … easiest to the most difficult, the goal being to get as many medals reunited as quickly as we can. 

If we receive a medal or medals that we subsequently discover should have others with it but they are missing (two or more, called a split group), the name of the recipient and missing medals will be posted on our Medals~MISSING page in the hope a finder or owner will contact us.  If any of the medals are owned by a collector, organisation, or member of the public the recovery of the medals will usually involve ‘buy-back’ – if they are offered for sale?  We will advise you if contacted with any information regarding lost or missing medals.

How long will it take ?

Research generally is not a quick process and instant results are rare.  Some cases can be complex and take many months, years even, to resolve (nearly 3 years is the longest so far).  Our priority is always to research medals awarded to New Zealanders first.  Tracing Veteran’s descendants who have left New Zealand, or who were non-NZ domiciled families, e.g. Australian, British, Canadian etc., can extend the length of research.

Medals that cannot be reunited

How long is a piece of string?  Be assured every effort to find a home for your medals will be made – your success is our reputation.  Should we reach a point when all possibilities have been exhausted and we still do not have a descendant contact, you will be contacted regarding the future of the medals – in any event they remain yours until a decision is made on how you would like us to proceed. 

Our default position in the absence of specific instructions for those medals we are unable to reunite, is to send them to the national museum of the Service the original named medal recipient/owner belonged to, i.e. National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, National Army Museum, Air Force Museum of New Zealand, New Zealand Police Museum etc.  This means that these medals will never be found on the open market for collecting or trading purposes and will be kept in a secure repository while also remaining accessible to future family descendants and historians.

Entitlements & Unclaimed medals

From time to time we receive requests for help with finding out the medal entitlement of a particular person, or whether or not the medals have been issued, to the recipient or to another family member.  We can help with both of these but only to the extent that we do not breach the Privacy Act.  Generally, if the recipient is still living we are bound by the Act.  

Note: there are still a number of WW1 ANZAC (Gallipoli) Commemorative Medallions (1967), and many more WW2 campaign medals that remain unclaimed – check with your family to ensure your veteran has received all they were entitled to!  A number of medals have been instituted since 2002 for whom those who served after 03 September 1945 may be eligible – ask us about these.

Sending Medals or Ephemera to MRNZ

From experience we have found NZ Courier Post (track & trace) service to be the most reliable for the safe delivery of medals or any other item to our Nelson PO Box.  Please address all envelopes and packages to:  M.R.N.Z. ~ PO Box 8034 ~ Nelson Mail Centre ~ Nelson 7042

Anonymous Returns – No Questions !

If you have a medal or item of ephemera you would like to have returned, you are welcome to send these to us anonymously by addressing to our PO Box in Nelson, with or without any details – no questions will be asked !

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Collectors medals offered to families

MRNZ has a confidential list of over 400 medals awarded to New Zealanders (mainly WW1, NZEF) that are available to descendant families ONLY, including: NZ Land Wars, NZ Militia Permanent Forces, South Africa-Boer War, WW1 Gallantry, WW1 Service medals, Gallipoli Medallions & Lapel Badges, Memorial Plaques.

These medals were purchased in NZ and internationally by collectors who are offering them to families/descendant on a BUY-BACK basis.  Prices are negotiable .  Whilst MRNZ has offered to facilitate this offer, we do not derive a cent  acting purely as a’post office’ and thereby remain a 100% not-for-profit, self-funded and FREE service.

We would be delighted to see as many of these medals returned to where they belong – the recipient’s family or a descendant.

Claiming Medals and Ephemera

All medal and ephemera claimants will be required to provide documentary and photographic proof of identity, plus evidence of their ancestral link (a family tree) to the person named on the medal before it is handed over.  Medals will generally be couriered (at our expense) to your home address unless alternate arrangements are made.  

Proof of identity requirements – email or post clear, photographic copies of:

  • One of the following – Claimant’s Passport (both pages that contain your details and photograph only); Driver Licence.
  • One of the following – Claimant’s Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate. 
  • That part of your Family Tree that shows your relationship you and your family’s links to the medal recipient and family.

NZ Medals ~ Non-NZ Medals ~ Under Reunite Action ~ Reunited Medals

MEDALS ISSUED BEFORE  < 1914  

SA-7924

TPR-PTE

James

McCONNELL

Boer War – NZMR, 9th Contingent 

SA-2603

TPR-PTE

John Henry

HARWOOD

Boer War – NZMR, 5th Contingent 

SA-1282 

SA-5033

TPR-PTE

CPL

John 

Jack

HILL (birth name – John Thomas TIMPSON)

Boer War – NZMR, 4th and 8th Contingents – reunited Mar 2019

SA-681

TPR-PTE (CPL)

Carl Clarendon

ROBERTS

Boer War – NZMR, 3rd (Rough Riders) Contingent

     

FIRST WORLD WAR (1914-1918) – NZ, UK, Australia, Canada

42378

RFLM

Emanuel

NEWTON

NZ Rifle Bde, NZEF – 26 Reinf

12/3783

L/CPL

William

PICKERING 

Auckland Inf. Regt, NZEF –  9th Reinf 

37562

SPR

Charles Neville 

COLLINS

NZ Engineers, Tunnelling Company, NZEF – 4th Reinf

37725

SPR

John Joseph

O’DONNELL

NZ Engineers, Tunnelling Company, NZEF – 5th Reinf – reunited Aug 2018

29471

RFLM

Lawrence George

PERRY

NZ Rifle Bde, NZEF – 12 Reinf

42842

L/CPL

Alfred Dollery

LAMB *

Otago Inf. Regt, NZEF –  24 Reinf

74790

PTE

William

LAMB *

Otago Inf. Regt, NZEF – 38 Reinf

23/1184

RFLM (SJT)

John Robert 

SINCLAIR

1st Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade,  NZEF 

2/2792

GNR

William Andrew

CHAPMAN 

NZ Field Artillery, NZEF –  10 Reinf

6/1260

PTE 

Thomas  

CHARLTON

Canterbury Inf. Bn, NZEF – 2nd Reinf 

36402

RFLM

Leonard Harold

BROWN 

Auckland Inf. Regt, NZEF – 21 Reinf

8/293

PTE

Frederick

SMITH

Otago Infantry Bn, NZEF – Main Body – reunited Mar 2018

9/686

DVR

George

CATHCART

Otago Mounted Rifles, NZEF – 2nd Reinf + NZ Field Artillery

34524

RFLM

Arthur Douglas

BAILLIE

NZ Rifle Bde, NZEF – 20th Reinf

6/1452

PTE

Richard James 

ATKINSON

Canterbury Inf. Bn, NZEF – 3rd Reinf

10075 

SJT 

James Harold Russell

HUNTER 

Canterbury Inf. Regt, NZEF – 11 Reinf 

36369 

RFLM 

Daniel 

SLOAN 

Canterbury Inf. Battalion, NZEF – 26th Reinf – reunited to Melbourne, Australia Mar 2018

41198B 

SPR 

George Roach

BARTLETT 

Otago Inf. Bn. / 1 Div NZ Field Engineers, NZEF – 2nd Reinf 

21973 

PTE 

John 

CAMPBELL 

Otago Inf. Bn, NZEF – 16 Reinf

M2654

ERA 4 (Eng Rm Asst.)

Richard Douglas

CONWAY

Royal Navy (RN)

172465

DVR

John Weir

GILMOUR

Royal Field Artillery (RFA) 

73359

PTE

Angus

McLEAN (born GALBRAITH)

Wellington Inf. Bn, NZEF – 37 Reinf reunited to Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, Invernesshire,  Scotland May 2019  

18449

PTE

Alexander

SMITH

10th (Service) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry Regiment (HLI Regt)

203382

AB

William George

WEATHERSPOON

Royal Navy (RN)

11/1663

FARR. CPL

Richard

BOWEN

Wellington Mtd Rifles, NZEF – 7th Reinf

52940

GNR

Joseph William

BOWER

NZ Field Artillery, NZEF – 28 Reinf

12/3226

SJT. MAJ (LT)

Clinton Roland

GRIBBEN

Auckland Inf. Bn, NZEF – 7th Reinf

59946

PTE

John Albert

McDONALD

Wellington Inf. Regt, NZEF – 30 Reinf

30475 

S/SGT (LT) 

Edmund Grieves 

FERRIDAY 

NZ Field Artillery, NZEF – 22 Reinf 

4/577

SPR 

Clifford Sydney 

SIMMONS 

NZ Field Engineers, NZEF – Main Body

29238 

PTE 

William Henry

JONES

17th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool) Regiment, BEF 

3918 

SJT

William 

PRATT

Middlesex Regiment, BEF 

9/32 

L/CPL 

Frank Mark 

DOOLEY 

Otago Mounted Rifles, NZEF – Main Body

XXXXXX

ENGR 

James Fletcher 

DICKSON 

Merchant Navy (MN) – buried Karori, Wellington

75386

PTE

Edward Charles

KING

Otago Infantry Regt, Reserve Battalion, NZEF – 39 Reinf

26/1667 

L/CPL 

Hedley Frederick Christian

NAGEL 

NZ Rifle Bde, NZEF – 2nd Reinf 

T-30477  T-2698 12332   

DVR

Harry 

CONWAY 

Army Service Corps (ASC) 

10/2019

PTE 

Myles

WALSH

Wellington Inf. Regt, NZEF – 4th Reinf (formerly with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers: BOER WAR)

22980

RFLM

John Thomas

HARRIS

3 Bn, NZRB, NZEF – 4th Reinf

62003

RFLM

Alfred Nobel

BROWN

G Coy, NZEF – NZRB Reinf

49233

RFLM

Patrick Cecil

DALY

J Coy,  NZEF – NZRB Reinf

50203

BDR

Percy Herbert

FOWLER

NZ Field Artillery, NZEF – 28 Reinf

6/1308 & 2/1308a

DVR

Thomas 

HARRIS

Canterbury Inf. Regt, NZEF – 2nd Reinf – reunited May 2019

 57049

SJT

Sidney Gordon

DOIG

F Coy, 2/NZRB, NZEF – 29 Reinf

23/1676

CPL

James

HOLST

NZ Rifle Bde, NZEF – 3rd Reinf – reunited Apr 2019

8/3648

PTE

James

JOYCE

Otago Inf. Regt, NZEF – 9th Reinf

 XXXXXX

R.N. – CHAP.N (Chaplain)

Arundel John Edward

MacSWINEY R.N. (born SWINEY – of Cheltenham, Eng)

Royal Navy (RN), HMS SANDHURST – lived in, and buried Hillsborough, Auckland

58422

RFLM

Albert Edward

DENHAM

NZ Rifle Bde, NZEF – 36th Reinf – reunited Apr 2019

19137

PTE

James Alfred George

FLOWER

Auckland Inf. Regt, NZEF – 15 Reinf

6/3889 

LT 

James Barr 

STRUTHERS

Otago/Canterbury Inf. Regt, NZEF – 9th Reinf 

6/513

PTE

James

McCONNELL

Canterbury Inf. Regt, NZEF – Main Body

Refer Boer War above

8/2896

CPL

Francis William

DESMOND

Otago Inf. Regt, NZEF – 7th Reinf

8/243

CPL (WO2 & CSM)

George

MECHEN

Otago Inf. Regt., NZEF – Main Body

40433

PTE

Percy

BURTON

Specialist Company, MG Section – NZ Machine Gun Corps (NZMGC), NZEF – 24 Reinf

26/812

CPL

James Travers

HURLEY

NZ Entrenching Battalion, 4th NZ Rifle Bde – NZEF 

9/1203

PTE / DVR

James

McKEOWN

Otago Mounted Rifles, NZEF – 6th Reinf – NZ Army Service Corps (NZASC)

6/2731

CPL

Charles

RANDALL *

Canterbury Inf. Battalion, NZEF – 6th Reinf – reunited Nov 2018

61151

PTE

John

RANDALL *

NZ Entrenching Bn, Canterbury Inf. Regt, NZEF – 31 Reinf – reunited Nov 2018

56764

RFLM

Charles Henry

GARTNER

NZ Rifle Brigade Reinf, NZEF – reunited Jul 2018; a second medal was reunited in Jan 2019

2/555

GNR

John 

O’BRIEN

NZ Field Artillery, NZEF – Main Body

29235

PTE

Maurice Clifton

DRUMMOND

Canterbury Inf. Bn, NZEF – 18 Reinf – reunited Mar 2018

5/194

PTE

James

LOVELL

Samoan Advance Party, NZEF – NZ Army Service Corps (NZASC)

XXXXXX

SISTER

Nance

McKAY, ARRC

Queen Alexandra’s Royal Navy Nursing Service (QARNNS) – BEF France

B.28

SISTER 

Sylvia Daisy (born Daisy Sylvia)

BROWN

Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR), BAF – WW1 England & France – Matron of Nelson Hospital 1920/37 – reunited Aug 2018

16/570A

PTE (L/CPL)

James

CLUNE

NZ (Maori) Pioneer Battalion, NZEF, 2nd Contingent – reunited Aug 2018

6/4594

PTE

Samuel

CHASE

Canterbury Inf Bn, NZEF – 2nd Reinf – reunited Apr 2018

760651

PTE

Henry Joseph

SHORT (Australian from Kalgoorlie – died in Auck, NZ)

AIF (med disch); 3rd Pioneer Bn, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) – France.

T-33677 & 28591

DVR

Archibald Newell

STANDRING

Army Service Corps (ASC); 2/5 Kings Own Royal Lancashire Regt. (2/5 KOR LANCS Regt.) – reunited to Prestatyn Wales, Aug 2018

9/1106

CPL

Alexander Pollock

SCOTT

NZ Machine Gun Corps (NZMGC), NZEF – 5th Reinf

226416

PTE

Richard Anthony

WILLIAMS

102 Canadian Inf. Bn, CEF

33202

SPR / DVR

William John

NEILL

NZ Field Engineers, NZEF – 22 Reinf

3/389

SJT

James Leodamus

CALDER

1/2 NZ Field Ambulance – OIR, NZEF – 2nd Reinf

81281

PTE

Frederick Everard

NEEDHAM

F Company, NZ Rifle Bde – 41 Reinf – reunited Sep 2018

24/2552

RFLM

John Joseph

PEARSON

1st Bn, NZ Rifle Bde, NZEF – 5 Reinf – refer EPHEMERA below

015885

PTE

Thomas

McCONNELL

Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC)

68335

PTE 

George

BUTLER

2nd Bn, Canterbury Inf. Regt, NZEF – 37 Reinf

21/10

S/SJT (later CAPT)

Cecil Stuart

ROBERTSON

NZ Army Pay Department (NZAPD)

XXXXXX

MASTER MARINER (CAPT)

Thomas

FAULKNER

Merchant Navy – ex-LIVERPOOL & WHITBY – reunited to Tamworth, Staffordshire ENG, Sep 2018

46507

PTE

John Lisle 

WINTER

2nd Bn, Cant Infantry Regt, NZEF – 24 Reinf

14433

PTE

Harry

IRWIN

1st Bn, Auckland Infantry Regt, NZEF – 14 Reinf

8/834

PTE

Herbert Billingsley George

LEWIS

Otago Infantry Battalion, NZEF – Main Body

71106 

RFLM

John Samson 

FLEMING

2nd Bn, 3 NZ Rifle Bde, NZEF – 37 Reinf

L6290

OSTWD (OS)

George Alfred 

HARRIS

Royal Navy (R.N.) – HMS PEMBROKE, DIDO, DIDI, VICTORY 1, BEF

10/1741

PTE

Henry Raymond

BEVAN 

Wellington Infantry Bn, NZEF – 4th Reinf – reunited Nov 2018

6/4056

PTE

Peter Alexander

HASLOCH 

1st Canturbury Infantry Bn, NZEF – 4th Reinf

 41846

PTE

Joseph Patrick 

McANALLY 

Wellington Infantry Regt, NZEF – 23 Reinf

19953

PTE

Aubrey

WILLS

Samoan Relief Force, NZEF – 2nd Reinf

34843

SJT

Harold Robert  

GUNN  (bro-in-law of STORRIE below)

Otago Infantry Battalion, NZEF – 20 Reinf

12/3840

SJT

Robert

STORRIE  (bro-in-law of GUNN above)

2/Canterbury Infantry Battalion, NZEF – 9th Reinf

68615

PTE

Francis Clement

MAY 

2/Auckland Infantry Battalion, NZEF – 33 Reinf

92003

PTE

George

BIGG-WITHER

Samoan Relief Force – Reinforcements, 30 Oct 1918 – SS Talune

24/2048

PTE

John 

McDONALD 

2/Wellington Infantry Regt, NZEF – 10 Reinf

290202

PTE

Stanley 

RICHARDS (lived in Mangakino)

7th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, BEF

73913

TPR

David Muir

BARCLAY

NZ Mounted Rifles, NZEF – 40 Reinf 

 XXXXXX

LT 

(CAPT, Mercantile Marine)

Charles Frederick  

HORNE, OBE, (mid) – R.N.R. 

Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) – Auxiliary Patrol Boats, Orkney & Shetland Islands.  Awarded OBE, 01 Jan 1919 – reunited May 2019

65936

CPL (SGT)

Laurence Frederick 

BLOMFIELD 

1/Auckland Infantry Regt, NZEF – 38 Reinf – reunited May 2019

60522

PTE

William 

RANNIE

Native Contingent, NZ Maori (Pioneer) Battalion, NZEF – 26 Maori Reinf

39800 

PTE  

Norman 

GRIFFITHS 

WGTN RSA: 1/Wellington Infantry Regt, NZEF – 23 Reinf.  

Former President Wgtn RSA 1960-62

17/231

TPR/GNR

William Thomas

AYRE *

WGTN RSA: NZ Veterinary Corps, NZEF – 2nd Reinf

30159

PTE

Joseph

AYRE *

WGTN RSA: 2Bn, NZ Rifle Bde, NZEF – 14 Reinf

53144

PTE

John

CHAMBERS

WGTN RSA: 1/Otago Infantry Regt, NZEF – 27 Reinf

40004

SGT

George Frederick

HOLLOWAY

WGTN RSA: 1/Otago Infantry Regt, NZEF – 23 Reinf.  Past musical director of ‘Tin Hat’ Club

55310

PTE

William George

HENLEY

WGTN RSA: 1/Wellington  Infantry Regt, NZEF – 33 Reinf

71227

PTE

Richard Faulkner 

JACKSON

WGTN RSA: 1/Wellington Infantry Regt, NZEF – 34 Reinf

24/2237

RFLM

Thomas

LANE

WGTN RSA: 2Bn, NZ Rifle Bde, NZEF – 2nd Reinf

59467

PTE

William John

SHOTTER

WGTN RSA: 1/Wellington Infantry Regt, NZEF – 29 Reinf

47648

PTE

Robert

SUTHERLAND

WGTN RSA: 1/Wellington Infantry Regt, NZEF – 25 Reinf

19165

PTE

Henry

SUTHERLAND, MM

WGTN RSA: 1/Auckland Infantry Regt, NZEF – 15 Reinf – under reunite action Jul 2019

55268

RFLM

Frederick Victo (not Victor)

WESTBROOK

WGTN RSA: 2Bn, NZ Rifle Bde, NZEF – 28 Reinf

T4-057520

PTE/DVR 

KENNEDY 

WGTN RSA:  Army Service Corps; fmly 14th London Regiment

86350

PTE

John

PAUL

WGTN RSA: Royal Army Medical Corps

32041

GNR

Ernest

COULBY

WGTN RSA: 2nd Brigade – Royal Field Artillery (RFA) & Royal Artillery (RA)

XXXXXX

STWD

Henry

ROSS

WGTN RSA: Merchant Navy (MN) -RMS Lusitania – Drowned when ship was torpedoed by German U-20 on 7 May 1915 

XXXXXX

MATE

Joseph (Aust) or John (UK)

KNOX

WGTN RSA: Mercantile Fleet Auxiliary (MFA)

51597

PTE

George S.

WILKINS

WGTN RSA: Worcestershire Regiment

XXXXXX

HON/LT (BDMSTR)

BDSMN 

Thomas Harold

HUGHES 

Canterbury Regiment; NM & WC Cant. Regt.

6/3333

PTE 

Leonard Llewelyn

GRANT

1/Canterbury Infantry Regt, NZEF – 8th  Reinf – under reunite action

2/195

GNR 

John Nathanial 

MARCH

NZFA, NZEF – Main Body

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND WORLD WAR (1939-1945) – NZ, UK, Australia, Canada

61482

GNR

Douglas Haig

MILNE 

2nd NZ Divisional Artillery, 2NZEF 

24033 

PTE 

Robert 

GOODING 

24 Inf. Battalion, 2NZEF 

12324 

L/CPL 

Gordon Lance 

McKINNON

26 Inf. Battalion, 2NZEF 

?? 

PTE

M. (maybe Lewis Moss Levy?) 

LEVY

TOBRUK SIEGE 1941 Commemorative ‘T’ medal 

P/JX 651330

WOO (LT-Ord Engr Off)

Charles Henry 

KING R.N. 

Royal Navy (RN), 1938-1958

22422

GNR

Peter Standish

SAVILLE (ex-UK, may be known as Savill, Savil, Sevil)

5 Field Regt, 2nd NZ Divisional Artillery, 2NZEF

481553

CPL

Robert William

ROGERS

Infantry Reinf – NZ Provost Corps (NZPRO), 2NZEF

NZ401396 

PLT.OFF

Royal George

LINDSAY

RNZAF – 104 SQN, RAF – Canada –  reunited May 2019

NZ41924

FLT.LT

Leonard

MEXTED

RNZAF – 353 SQN, RAF – India

515226

PTE

Bernard Cecil

WIDDON

NZ Medical Corps (NZMC) – Hospital Ship “Mangaunui” – reunited to Wollongong Australia, Oct 2017

20663 

GNR

Thomas Walter

TAYLOR 

NZ Artillery – 22 Infantry (Wellington) Battalion, 2NZEF 

33396

S/SGT

Deryck Reeve

BACH

NZ Regiment – 25 Infantry Battalion, 2NZEF – reunited Apr 2019

13448

PTE

Ian Alexander

BUCHANAN

30 (Mixed) Battalion, 3rd Echelon, 2NZEF – under reunite action 2019

515943

PTE

Henry Joseph

SHORT

NZ Engineers – 4th Works Company (Home Service)

7619

WO1

Thomas Edward Lionel

KELLY

HQ, 27 (NZ) Machine-gun Battalion, (NZMGB), 2NZEF

40320

WO2

Horace Hector

GIBSON

2nd NZ Divisional Signals, 2NZEF

61801

LBDR

William Keith

ANDREWS

4 Field Regt, NZ Artillery Reinforcements, 2NZEF

5943

LT

Roderick Buchanan

FELL

22 (NZ) Battalion, 2nd Echelon, 2NZEF

NZ405322

SGT (Pilot)

Harry Gervase 

ROUGHTON

RNZAF / RAF – No. 19 Operational Training Unit

3318 

TPR – PTE 

William Henry 

THOMPSON 

Imperial Camel Corps (I.C.C) –  Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.)

822513 

CPL 

Isabelle Jenette

ELLIS 

WW2 – Womens’ Auxiliary Army Corps, NZ Army – reunited June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

MEDALS ISSUED AFTER  1945 >  NZ, UK, Australia, Canada

M-1119546

CHIEF TECH 

D.

REES

Royal Air Force (RAF)

K19559

PO-WEF

Lloyd Jeffery

CRON

RNZ Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNZNVR)

340572

PTE

Alfred Henry

RETIMANA

1st Battalion, NZ (Infantry) Regiment – reunited July 2018

40399

PTE

Percival Raymond

SIMEON

1st Battalion, RNZIR (Borneo) –  reunited April 2019 to Perth, Australia

206511

SIGMN

Kenneth Hutcheson

McCULLOCH

NZ Contingent Kayforce (K-Force), Korea

787536

PTE

David Malcolm Frank

LINES

National Service 1965 – reunited Apr 2019

473087

PTE

James Peter

MARTIN

1st Battalion, RNZIR (Borneo)

16782

WMEM

Donald Neil

REED

HMNZS Canterbury, RNZN

EPHEMERA 

49657

PTE

Frederick/Fred Newman

STANTON

Canterbury Inf. Regt, NZEF – 27 Reinf

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SILVER WAR BADGE – NZ 7380

Found at residence in  Lambeth Rd, Sandringham, Auckland in 1972

48395

PTE

Joan Mary

INGLIS

NZ Womens’ War Service Auxilliary (NZWWSA), 2NZEF

80641

TPR

Robert George

HAMILTON

4th NZ Armoured Brigade, 2NZEF

596632

PTE

Lawrence Thomas

HODGSON

NZ Infantry Brigade Reinforcements, 2NZEF

24/2552

RFLM

John Joseph 

PEARSON

1st Bn, NZ Rifle Bde – 5th Reinf., NZEF – also refer WW1 above

6/3172

SJT

Herbert Alfred

STRAWBRIDGE

1st Bn, Canterbury Inf.  Regt – 7th Reinf, NZEF – Special Duty with “DUNSTER FORCE”

618499

PTE

Robert Kevin

HOWAT

Infantry Reinforcements, 2NZEF

25/1723

RFLM

Peter 

FERGUSON

3rd Bn/3 NZ Rifle Brigade, NZEF – 11 Reinf

13265

PTE

Ralph Gordon

HADFIELD

26 (NZ) Battalion, 2NZEF

80346

RFLM

George Osmond

FAIR

NZ Rifle Brigade, NZEF – 42 Reinf

6/3927

PTE

Walter Thomas

WHITE

Canterbury Inf. Bn, NZEF – 9th Reinf

3/3464

PTE

Leslie Richard Kemp

MARSHALL

2nd Field Ambulance – NZ Medical Corps, NZEF

38598

CH/SISTER 

Sheila Helen

McCULLOCH

3rd NZ General Hospital, NZ Medical Corps, 2NZEF – Bari, Italy 

79977

 RFLM

Edward William

GARDNER

3/NZ Rifle Bde, NZEF – 42 Reinf – under reunite action June 2019

     

NEW additions 

LEGEND

CPL-SGT = either rank impressed on medal

(CPL) = Highest rank

 *  = Brothers