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This page displays all of the medals that have been listed as "missing" or recorded as being "wanted" by other registered users.

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Name
Serial No. Unit No.
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A.G.KNIGHT

A.G.KNIGHT

Medal Type: WW1 - 1914-1915 Star Medal Trio

Service No: 2859
Unit No: 26

Corps/Service:
Infantry

Country: Australia
This is my great, great uncle, Arnold George KNIGHT. I have just found out on ANZAC Day, 2013 that he died over in VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, France. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records indicate that he has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. According to the First World War Embarkation Roll, he boarded HMAT Ulysses (A38) at Port Melbourne on the 27th October, 1915 as part of the 26th Infantry Battalion, AIF. At the time of his death, he was serving with the 12th Infantry Battalion. As such, he was posthumously awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal which are all missing. I would like to know that these missing war medals will stay in the family and any assistance in helping us to recover them would be greatly apprecated.
J.R.MACLEAN

J.R.MACLEAN

Medal Type:
Service No: 1990
Unit No: Scottish Rifles

Corps/Service:
Infantry

Country: United Kingdom
My Grandfather's First World War & Second World War medals went missing many years ago. My family has not given up hope of finding them. Along with the First World War trio (1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal) he was also a recipient of the Croix de la Confédération Européenne des Anciens Combattants (Cross of the European Confederation of Former Combattants). He also received Les Veterans Du Rol Albert 1909-1934. One of these medals has a blue ribbon with yellow stars in the top left hand corner, the medal is in the shape of a 14 pointed star, the middle of the star is red and white. The 2nd one is on a red ribbon with 2 oak leaves on it, I've been told it is a Prince Albert medal given to those who served in Belgium? The next Medal is on a yellow ribbon with a blue stripe down the middle. The medal is round and says Batailles Dela Somme J. Villel- No Vembre MCM. XVI on the reverse RFM. 1990 Combattants De La Somme 1914-1918-1940 J.R. Maclean Scottish Rifles. Six medals in total from the First World War. After so many years missing I really hope that who ever may have these missing war service medals would be kind enough to return them to our family.
N.L.WEYNAND

N.L.WEYNAND

Medal Type: WW1 - 1914-1915 Star Medal Trio

Service No: 66
Unit No: 9

Corps/Service:
Infantry

Country: Australia
I am searching for the First World War medals (1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal) which was awarded to Lieutenant Norman Leslie WEYNAND. He was born at Allora, Queensland and was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Weynand, of Church Street, West End, South Brisbane. According to the First World War Embarkation Roll, Norman boarded HMAT Omrah (A5) at Port Brisbane on the 24th September, 1914. At the time of embarkation, his rank was Corporal. He served on Gallipoli and was later promoted through the ranks. Norman was killed on the 23rd July, 1916 during the battle for Pozieres. The same day as his young cousin's 16th Birthday. Later on the passing of his family, documents and medals were passed onto her. When she was in her mid 90's, her home was broken into and the medals stolen. I shared many Anzac Days with her and she showed these medals to me several times, only wish that digital photography existed then. Would love to have returned any of Norman's medals or know the whereabouts of his brother Sydney's medals too. Before she passed away at 99 years she gave me his photos, letters and documents. I have looked in many places over the years, and I hope for their return.
W.R.MCGHIE

W.R.MCGHIE

Medal Type: WW1 - 1914-1915 Star

Service No: 1554
Unit No: 25

Corps/Service:
Infantry

Country: Australia
I am searching for the First World War Medal (1914-1915 Star) which was awarded to William Robert McGHIE. The First World War Embarkation Roll only lists his name as Robert McGHIE, so this may be the name reflected on the reverse of the 1914-1915 Star. He embarked with the 25th Infantry Battalion from Port Brisbane aboard HMAT Aeneas (A60) on the 29 June, 1915 and served at Gallipoli. Any assistance in helping my family to recover this missing war medal would be greatly appreciated. He survived the Great War and returned to Australia. He later served during the Second World War under the service number of N67710.
D.GILES

D.GILES

Medal Type:
Service No: 8185340

Corps/Service:
Air Force/Flying Corps

Country: Australia
I am searching for my missing Australian service medals. The trio of medals were lost during March, 2013 and were stamped with my service details, including my name (D. GILES) and my service number which is 8185340. They consist of the Australian Active Service Medal, the Afghanistan Medal and the Australian Defence Medal. They were in the case for my Australian Active Service Medal when they were lost. I was serving with the Royal Australian Air Force and the medals were awarded to me as a result of my military service. As you can appreciate, they are of great importance to me and I would be most grateful if whoever may have found them, could return them to me.
G.L.THROWER

G.L.THROWER

Medal Type: WW2 - Australian Trio (Defence Medal)

Service No: QX17171
Unit No: 1

Corps/Service:
Headquarters / Command

Country: Australia
My grandfathers Second World War service medals are missing and my family is seeking any information which will lead to their return. George Leslie THROWER was born on 29 September, 1910 at Brisbane in Queensland. According to the World War Two Nominal Roll, he enlisted into the AIF (Australian Imperial Force) on 22 July, 1940 and served until he was discharged on 2 July, 1943. He died in 1976 and the war service medals were not found amoungst his belongings after he died. He had been awarded the Defence Medal, 1939-1945 War Medal and the 1939-1945 Australia Service Medal. His service number was QX17171. Any assistance in helping us to recover the missing medals of George Leslie THROWER would be very much appreciated.
F.H.BEAMISH

F.H.BEAMISH

Medal Type: WW1 - British War Medal

Service No: 8
Unit No: 10

Corps/Service:
Machine Gun Corps

Country: Australia
I am searching for the missing First World War Medal (British War Medal) of Private Francis Henry BEAMISH who served with the 10th Machine Gun Company, 3rd Machine Gun Battalion A.I.F. Francis was born in Werrabee,Victoria Australia. The First World War Embarkation Roll indicates that he left Port Melbourne on the 27 May, 1916 aboard HMAT Ascanius. His missing medal is recorded on his service record held at the National Archives of Australia. The British War Medal awarded to Francis Henry BEAMISH is recorrded as No. 44683. Any assistance to help me recover this missing medal would be greatly appreciated.
V.P.KENNEDY

V.P.KENNEDY

Medal Type: Other Medal Type - Distinguished Flying Cross

Service No: 402974

Corps/Service:
Air Force/Flying Corps

Country: Australia
I am searching for the Second World War medals of Flight Lieutenant Valford Patrick KENNEDY. He was born on the 6 September, 1919 at Casino in New South Wales. According to the World War Two Nominal Roll, Valford Patrick KENNEDY enlisted into the Royal Australian Airforce on the 11 November, 1940 and discharged on the19 September, 1945 with the rank of Flight Lieutenant. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and other Second World War related service medals. Any assistance in helping me to recover these missing medals would be greatly appreciated.
C.M.TAYLOR

C.M.TAYLOR

Medal Type: WW1 - M.C. + WW1 Trio

Service No: 1200
Unit No: 32

Corps/Service:
Infantry

Country: Australia
I am searching for the First World War Medals for my great uncle, Corporal Charles Michael TAYLOR who served with the 32nd Infantry Battalion. According to the First World War Embarkation Roll, he boarded HMAT Geelong (A2) on the 18th November, 1915 from Port Adelaide. The missing war medals have never been located by anybody in my family. Whilst married, he & his wife never had any children. We have photos of him from World War 1 & of the 32nd Battalion, but nothing further, if anyone has any information about him or his medals,it would wonderful to hear from you.
N.LENTAKIS

N.LENTAKIS

Medal Type: WW2 U.K. Combinations - U.K. Four - (Atlantic, Italy)


Corps/Service:
Merchant Navy

Country:
I am searching for the Second World War medals of my grandfather, Nicolas LENTAKIS who served in the British Merchant Navy during World War 2. He was killed in action aboard the Président Doumer on the 30 October, 1942. This troop transport was sunk by German U-Boat U-604, North east of Madeira whilst in convoy SL-125. Whilst I understand that Second World War medals issued to British servicemen and merchantmen were not inscribed with the recipient details, I am hoping that something exists which relates to the service of my grandfather. At 21.29 hours on 30 October, 1942, the Président Doumer (Master Jean Paul Mantelet) in convoy SL-125 was torpedoed and sunk by U-604 northeast of Madeira in very bad weather. Panic broke out and the lifeboats were cut down and crushed. Many of the survivors were struggling in the sea, while Alaska (Master Berge Mevatne) began to pick up survivors. The master, 173 crew members, 23 gunners and 63 troops were lost. 78 crew members and seven gunners were rescued by Alaska and HMS Cowslip (K 196) (LtCdr F. Granger, RNR), which landed them at Gibraltar.
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