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S.J.GORE

S.J.GORE

Australian Four (Pacific)

Service No: S/4203

Corps/Service: Navy

Country: Australia
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.
T.CLEARY

T.CLEARY

Broken Set - 1914-1915 Star + BWM

Service No: 2982

Unit No: 47

Corps/Service: Infantry

Country: Australia
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.
J.POLLOCK

J.POLLOCK

1914-1915 Star

Service No: 963

Unit No: 25th Battalion

Corps/Service: Infantry

Country: Australia
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.
J.McGUINNESS

J.McGUINNESS

1914-1915 Star Medal Trio

Service No: 2351 / 43181 / 383720

Unit No: 6th Connaught Rangers / 8th Inniskilling Fusiliers

Corps/Service: Infantry

Country: Ireland
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.
J.J.DOBBINS

J.J.DOBBINS

Unknown


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E.GOWLAND

E.GOWLAND

British War Medal

Service No: 3843

Unit No: The King’s (Liverpool) Regiment

Corps/Service: Infantry

Country: United Kingdom
Medals Gone Missing is seeking to make contact with a relative of Edwin John GOWLAND who served in the British Army during the Great War as Edwin GOWLAND. British Medal Roll index card does not state in which theatre of war he served. His British War Medal and Victory Medal were issued 18 June 1920, Nottingham and the Silver War Badge was issued “sick Para 392 xvia”. Edwin was born 11 September 1891, Lancashire and was the son of Edward & Catherine (nee Donoghue) GOWLAND. Edwin originally immigrated to Australia, aboard Devon, disembarked Sydney 23-04-1911 – unable to locate his return to England where he enlisted nor his return after war ended. He married Grace Alice Mati CORRIE, 1925 in Victoria and he died 04-11-1969, Footscray, Victoria and buried Altona Memorial Park. Please contact the Medals Gone Missing Administrator via this website or telephone 044 969 2401
P.DOYLE

P.DOYLE

Other Militaria

Service No: 1806

Corps/Service: Medical Corps

Country: United Kingdom
Boer War St. Johns Ambulance Brigade medal for South Africa 1899-1902. This is a bronze Edward VII medal awarded to the approximately 1870 Orderly's and St. Johns servicemen who volunteered for the Boer War. This medal is engraved Patrick DOYLE and was last known to be in our family in the early 1990's in Auckland New Zealand along with my grand father's Queens South Africa Medal. Any information about its current whereabouts would be greatly appreciated and we would dearly love to have them back in our family.
J.H.WINTER

J.H.WINTER

Africa Star

Service No: VX5188

Unit No: 2/6

Corps/Service: Infantry

Country: Australia
The family of John Henry WINTER is seeking the missing war medals of their father. His Africa Star is missing, however they are also seeking any other medals or items which may relate to his time during the AIF. His service details are as follows:- WINTER, JOHN HENRY Service Australian Army Service Number VX5188 Date of Birth 19 Dec 1910 Place of Birth GEELONG, VIC Date of Enlistment 24 Nov 1939 Locality on Enlistment GEELONG, VIC Place of Enlistment GEELONG, VIC Next of Kin WINTER, ELLEN Date of Death 3 Jan 1941 Rank Lance Corporal Posting on Death 2/6 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display Prisoner of War No Roll of Honour GEELONG WEST VIC. Sadly John Henry WINTER was killed in action and his records via the CWGC website are as follows:- Rank: Lance Corporal Service No: VX5188 Date of Death: 03/01/1941 Age: 30 Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry A.I.F. 2/6 Bn. Grave Reference: 18. B. 10. Cemetery: HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of William and Jessie Winter, of Geelong West, Victoria, Australia; husband of Ellen Gladys Winter, of Geelong West, Victoria.
H.G.YATES

H.G.YATES

Australian Pair

Service No: 142672

Unit No: Laverton Transit Departure & Reception Centre

Corps/Service: Air Force/Flying Corps

Country: Australia
I have two medals belonging to H.G. Yates 142672 that were in my Father's personal effects when he died a couple of years ago. He once told me that they were left in his Tailors Shop (He was an RAAF Tailor) and had never been picked up. I would like them to go to their proper home and if anyone can help. Full name Horace Giddian YATES, Service Royal Australian Air Force Service Number 142672 Date of Birth 12 Jul 1910 Place of Birth PERTH, WA Date of Enlistment 15 Jun 1943 Locality on Enlistment M FOOTSCRAY Place of Enlistment MELBOURNE, VIC Next of Kin YATES, JANET Date of Discharge 19 Jun 1947 Rank Leading Aircraftman Posting at Discharge Laverton Transit Departure & Reception Centre
N.C.CROGHAN

N.C.CROGHAN

World War 1 Pair

Service No: 1595

Unit No: Norfolk Regiment

Corps/Service: Infantry

Country: United Kingdom
I am searching for the missing First World War medals of my father, Norman Culling CROGHAN 1891-1986. He enlisted at Norwich on 15/10/1914 in 4th. Battalion the Norfolk Regiment, army no. 1595. Served in the Norfolk's 10th (Reserve) Battalion as a sergeant musketry instructor until embarking as CSM with a draft of 105 men for India in May 1916. After landing immediately re-deployed to Mesoptamia where disembarked at Basra on 30/06/1916 to reinforce the 2nd. Norfolks serving with the 14th. Indian Division, part of General Maudes's 'Tigris Force' charged with re-taking Kut-al-Amara from the Turks and proceeding to Baghdad. Main action was the assault crossing of the River Tigris at the Shumran Bend on 22/23 February 1917. My father lost 11 of the 18 men in his section (I have his manuscript field roll call) but otherwise had a successful day capturing 400 Turks. Medals awarded: the standard issue British War Medal 1914-18 and Allied Victory Medal (nothing for 'Mespot'). Highest rank: staff sergeant, acting CSM. Re-enlisted in 1918 in India (until 1921) with new army number 72724.
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