Date of sale: 19 May 2016
Second World War era naval kitbag has sold on eBay by an unknown seller. The bag was once issued to a sailor who went to the trouble of stitching rope to the bottom of the bag to protect the bag when placed in the upright position. Two men are recorded on the World War Two Nominal Roll by the name "J.R. COOPER" and they are:- Jack Royce COOPER, Service Number W/2171 and the other possibility is:- James Robert COOPER, Service Number B5423. Further research possible.
Service No: 1101676
Date of sale: 19 May 2016
Australian Service Medal with clasp Rwanda, awarded to Lieutenant Colonel R.K. LIKEMAN in 1995. This medal was sold on eBay by an unknown seller.
The medal was sold in its original box, together with the miniature.
Service No: S9675
Unit No: HMAS Lonsdale
Pacific Star awarded to John FENWICK Royal Australian Navy Reserves, was offered for sale on eBay by an unknown seller but failed to sell. He is recorded on the World War Two Nominal Roll as follows:- Service Royal Australian Navy
Service Number S9675
Date of Birth 3 Feb 1927
Place of Birth SYDNEY, NSW
Date of Enlistment 31 Aug 1944
Locality on Enlistment Unknown
Home Port/Port Division SYDNEY, NSW
Next of Kin FENWICK, W
Date of Discharge 7 Jan 1947
Posting at Discharge HMAS Lonsdale
World War 1 Pair
Service No: 18432
Unit No: 7 Field Artillery
Date of sale: 22 February 2017
First World War medals awarded to Gunner Leslie Algernon BUTCHART from the 7th Field Artillery, 25 battery have sold on eBay by an unknown seller. Originally from Arncliffe Sydney New South Wales Australia, Leslie Algernon BUTCHART is recorded on the First World War Embarkation Roll under the following details:- Service Number: 18432
Roll title: 7 FAB [Field Artillery Brigade] (May 1916)
Conflict / Operation: First World War, 1914-1918
Date of embarkation: 11 May 1916
Place of embarkation: Sydney
Ship embarked on: HMAT Argyllshire A8. The medals were offered for sale including original box and small packs.
1939-1945 War Medal
Service No: SX4995
Unit No: 2/27
Medals Gone Missing is seeking a direct descendant of George HAYMAN who served in the 2/27th Infantry Battalion, AIF during the Second World War. The World War Two Nominal Roll records the following information:- Australian Army
Service Number SX4995. Date of Birth 23 August 1908. Place of Birth BUNDANOON, NSW. Date of Enlistment 10 June 1940. Locality on Enlistment ALICE SPRINGS. Place of Enlistment ADELAIDE, South Australia. Next of Kin Ester HAYMAN. Date of Discharge 15 September 1945. Rank Private. Posting at Discharge 2/27 Infantry Battalion. The 1939-1945 War Medal of this veteran was purchased on eBay and is not for general sale. It will only be sold back to the family upon strict proof of relationship.
Australian Four (Pacific)
Service No: S/4203
Medals Gone Missing is wishing to make contact with any direct descendants of Samuel James GORE who served with the Royal Australian Navy during the Second World War. According to the World War Two Nominal Roll, Samuel James GORE was allocated Service Number S/4203. Date of Birth 28 May 1922. Place of Birth in SYDNEY, NSW. Date of Enlistment 24 Jun 1940; Locality on Enlistment Unknown. Home Port/Port Division:- SYDNEY, NSW
Next of Kin JOYCE (wife) Date of Discharge 5 Apr 1946. Rank STOKER Petty Officer. Posting at Discharge HMAS Rushcutter. This medal set was purchased from an Antiques Fair in New South Wales. It is not for general sale and these medals will only be sold to a direct descendant upon strict proof of relationship.
Broken Set - 1914-1915 Star + BWM
Service No: 2982
Unit No: 47
Medals Gone Missing is wishing to locate the missing war service medals of Thomas CLEARY; or make contact with any direct descendants of Thomas CREARY (MM). Thomas served with the 47th Infantry Battalion, AIF during the Great War. According to the First World War Embarkation Roll - Thomas CLEARY, Service Number: 2982 left Australia with the rank of: Private as a reinforcement to the 3rd Infantry Battalion. Roll title: 3 Infantry Battalion - 1 to 12 Reinforcements (December 1914 - December 1915). Conflict / Operation: First World War, 1914-1918. Date of embarkation: 30 September 1915. Place of embarkation: Sydney, Ship embarked on: HMAT Argyllshire (A8). Whilst Thomas CREARY arrived in Egypt in time for inclusion in the Gallipoli campaign, there is no evidence within his service record to suggest he arrived on the Peninsula. Thomas was transferred to the 55th Infantry Battalion, then the 4th Pioneer Battalion before being transferred to the 47th Infantry Battalion. Thomas CLEARY was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery during the battle for Messines whilst acting as a runner (messenger). He sustained a gun shot wound to his left knee during this action which resulted in him being sent home to Australia and discharged from the army.
Service No: 963
Unit No: 25th Battalion
Medals Gone Missing is wishing to make contact with any direct descendants of John POLLOCK who served with the 25th Infantry Battalion, AIF during the Great War. According to the First World War Embarkation Roll, John POLLOCK Service Number: 963 served with the rank of Corporal, Roll title: 25 Infantry Battalion (June 1915). Conflict / Operation: First World War, 1914-1918.
Date of embarkation: 29 June 1915;
Place of embarkation: Brisbane. Ship embarked on: HMAT Aeneas A60. John was a veteran of the Gallipoli campaign, arriving on the Peninsula after the August Offensive. He applied for and was awarded the Gallipoli Medallion. He was also awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His 1914-1915 Star was located by Medals Gone Missing and purchased at an Antiques Fair in New South Wales. This medal rightly should be reunited with the other two medals awarded to Corporal John POLLOCK. It is not for general sale and this 1914-1915 Star will only be sold to a direct descendant upon strict proof of relationship.
1914-1915 Star Medal Trio
Service No: 2351 / 43181 / 383720
Unit No: 6th Connaught Rangers / 8th Inniskilling Fusiliers
I am searching for all three of my grandfather's World War 1 medals. His name was John McGUINNESS and he was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. He finished his service with the Labour Corps, due to wounds he had sustained in the Loos Sector in March 1916 and later that year on the Somme at Guillemot in September 1916. He was allocated three different service numbers during his time with the Army and they are as follows:- 2351 / 43181 / 383720. Any assistance to help my family to recover these missing medals would be greatly appreciated.