Date of Death 24/07/1999 Place of Death – Cheam
-War Medal 1939/45
– I have also applied for the Artic Star which we are unsure if he is entitled at this stage.
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Descendants of Eigil Holst SORENSEN are attempting to recover his missing war service medals.
Eigil Holst SORENSEN was born in 1905 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He had 3 brothers and a sister. He arrived in Melbourne in 1926 on his 21st birthday and was naturalised as an Australian citizen during 1931. Eigil’s best friend also came to Australia.
Eigil SORENSEN worked in Meekathara & Norseman as a tractor driver and a miner. He Married in Perth, Western Australia in 1941 and had 2 children as a result of the union. His son was born in Melbourne & that is where his wife was from. His daughter was born in Western Australia. Eigil’s sister Else would write letters to the family & send them gifts from Denmark. Eigil volunteered to join the Australian Army where he fought during WW11 in the Phillipines.
According to the World War Two Nominal Roll, Eigil attained the rank of Corporal and records indicate he was serving with 53 A PORT CRAFT upon his discharge from the Second Australian Imperial Force.
Eigil’s medals were sold on ebay by a third party during 2014 and his descendants at this time were unaware the medals had been placed on the open market. As such, they are very keen to hear from the person who now has Eigil’s medals in their possession.
His descendants are 4 Grandchildren & 4 Great Grandchildren.
Eigil’s family would very much appreciate the safe return of his Medals.
These are precious family heirlooms. For further information, please contact the Medals Gone Missing Administrator.
Over 20 years ago, a resident of the South Coast of New South Wales (Australia) discovered a First World War era British War Medal whilst using a metal detector. Thankfully people such as this exist, as this wonderful man has just one wish – to return this valuable memento to the direct descendants of the medal recipient. That medal recipient was William McGUNIGAL who lost his life during the Great War. But how did this medal end up lost, in the scrub on the other side of the world?
Medals Gone Missing in partnership with Ancestry Australia are well on the way to confirming the direct descendants of William McGUNIGAL. It is hoped this medal can be returned to Scotland in time for the Centenary of Remembrance Day (Armistice Day) 1918 – 2018.
Sadly William lost his life during 1916. His known details are as follows:- Regimental Number 10625. Born: 20 May 1891, St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland. Last known Address: 55 Orchard Street, Aberdeen Scotland. Enlistment date:- 10 April 1910 Enlistment age 18 years and 10 months. Next of Kin: Mother, Annie Jopp McGUNIGAL, 55 Orchard Street, Aberdeen. Subsequently it is known that William was posthumously awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
If you are a direct descendant of Private William McGUNIGAL then the team from Medals Gone Missing would like to hear from you.
In addition his 1914-1915 Star, Victory Medal and Memorial Plaque may be missing? If you happen to be a private collector and you have any of these awards in your possession, could you kindly contact us here at Medals Gone Missing.
This November will witness the Centenary of Armistice Day …. referred to in the modern era as Remembrance Day. It is only fitting that William’s found British War Medal is returned to its rightful place.
The First World War medals awarded to Francis William BYROM sold on eBay way back in 2011. And his descendants have absolutely no idea how or why the medals left their family … however it is believed they may have formed part of a deceased estate.
Francis William BYROM was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal for his service in the Great War.
According to the First World War Embarkation Roll – Francis William BYROM was allocated the Service number 1387, Rank Private and served with the 5 LHR [Light Horse Regiment] – 11 to 14 Reinforcements (October 1915 – January 1916) Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918 Date of Embarkation 04 October 1915 Place of embarkation Sydney Ship Embarked On HMAT Mashobra A47. He served with the Light Horse in the Sinai-Palestine campaign and was discharged in Australia on the 27th of June, 1919.
Due to an unfortunate split in the family, the only daughter of Francis lost contact with her father when she was quite young. Francis moved to Brisbane and eventually passed away in Queensland on the 25th January 1974. In accordance with this, it is believed that the missing British War Medal and Victory medal both became part of the deceased estate, hence the medals being listed for sale by an unknown person on eBay.
The medals which formed the eBay sale during 2011 were a broken set; with only the British War Medal and Victory Medal being listed in the online auction.If you were the purchaser of these medals back in 2011, then Medals Gone Missing would be very grateful to hear from you. His grand children would be prepared to compensate the current owner if you would generously consider returning them back to the family so that they can commemorate his service.
In addition, if any person knows the whereabouts of the 1914-1915 Star awarded to Francis William BYROM, please contact the team from Medals Gone Missing and we will gladly put you in contact with his descendants.
The war service medals awarded to Roy Gordon CLARKE have been missing for since around 1993, and his descendants would dearly like to be reunited with their grandfather’s special mementos. Can you help?
Roy Gordon CLARKE started the Second World War in the Australian army but transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force. According to the World War Two Nominal Roll, Roy was allocated the Service Number 41941. His date of birth was 3 Sep 1918 and he was born in Windsor, Victoria. Date of Enlistment 28 Jul 1941 in Melbourne and his Next of Kin was Valerie CLARKE. Date of Discharge 4 Apr 1946 with the rank of Corporal.
Posting at Discharge 2 OPERATIONAL TRAINING UNIT.
Any assistance in helping Roy’s descendants to recover these missing war service medals would be greatly appreciated.