Missing War Medals of Thomas Charles GORDON – Motor Torpedo Boats – Can you help?

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My family is trying to locate the war medals of my grandfather – Thomas Charles GORDON.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Like far too many veterans who gave the best years of their life for the war effort; my grandfather unfortunately became an alcoholic after the war – it is believed alcohol helped him forget. He never drank before the war.  Sadly things became so grim in his life that he sold his medals to purchase alcohol. We would love to get his medals back to pass down through the generations so what he did is never forgotten.
His personal details are as follows:- Thomas Charles GORDON
Date of Birth  30/03/1916  Place of Birth – Sutton
Date of Death   24/07/1999  Place of Death – Cheam
Service Number – PMX69704
Rank – Acting Chief Motor Mechanic
Motor Torpedo Boats.
Service/Regiment/Corps on Enlistment  HM MTB35,    HM MTB38, HM MTB218, HM MTB48.
He received the following war medals:-
-The Distinguished Service Medal “For courage and skill in an attack on an Enemy Convoy in the English Channel in which one supply ship was sunk and three enemy ships were damaged.”
-1939-45 Star
-Atlantic Star
-Defence Medal
-War Medal 1939/45
– I have also applied for the Artic Star which we are unsure if he is entitled at this stage.
Newspaper clipping telling of our grandfather's death.

Newspaper clipping telling of our grandfather’s death.

It is believed  the Distinguished Service Medal was auctioned off by Dix Noonan Webb on 16th October 1996.  Whilst my family fully understands that these missing war medals are now in the hands of a collector who values our grandfather’s medals, we implore that you kindly consider selling these medals back to our family or making contact with us via the Medals Gone Missing website.
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Missing War Medals of Eigil Holst SORENSEN sought by family – Can you help?

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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.

An image of the missing Second World War medals awarded to Eigil Holst SORENSEN. The missing medals consist of the 1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, 1939-1945 War Medal and 1939-1945 Australia Service Medal.

An image of the missing Second World War medals awarded to Eigil Holst SORENSEN. The missing medals consist of the 1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, 1939-1945 War Medal and 1939-1945 Australia Service Medal.

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.

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British War Medal – William McGUNIGAL (Royal Scots) to be returned for Centenary of Remembrance Day 1918-2018

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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?

British War Medal of William McGunigal

British War Medal of William McGunigal

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.

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British War Medal of Private William McGUNIGAL, Service Number 10625 who sadly was killed during 1916. How did this medal end up in rural Australia?

 

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.

The British War Medal of William McGUNIGAL who served with the Royal Scots during the Great War.

The British War Medal of William McGUNIGAL who served with the Royal Scots during the Great War.

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.

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Missing war medals of Francis William BYROM – 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment – Can you help?

Australian-FlagThe 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.

The 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, similar to those awarded to Francis William BYROM who served in the 5th Light Horse Regiment during the First World War.

The 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, similar to those awarded to Francis William BYROM who served in the 5th Light Horse Regiment during the First World War.

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.

Commemorative Plaque for Francis William BYROM;  5th Australian Light Horse Regiment.  His medals are desperately being sought by his descendants.   Can you help?

Commemorative Plaque for Francis William BYROM; 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment. His medals are desperately being sought by his descendants. Can you help?

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 British War Medal and Victory Medal, similar to those missing war medals awarded to Francis William BYROM and sold on eBay Australia during 2011. They are now in the hands of an unknown buyer. Would you consider kindly selling them back to his family? If so, please contact Medals Gone Missing.

The British War Medal and Victory Medal, similar to those missing war medals awarded to Francis William BYROM and sold on eBay Australia during 2011. They are now in the hands of an unknown buyer. Would you consider kindly selling them back to his family? If so, please contact Medals Gone Missing.

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.

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Missing war medals of Roy Gordon CLARKE – Royal Australian Air Force – Can you help?

Australian-FlagThe 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?

The Defence Medal, 1939-1945 War Medal and the 1939-1945 Australia Service Medal, similar to that awarded to Corporal Roy Gordon CLARKE for World War Two service in the Royal Australian Air Force.  Can you help this family recover Roy's missing war medals?

The Defence Medal, 1939-1945 War Medal and the 1939-1945 Australia Service Medal, similar to that awarded to Corporal Roy Gordon CLARKE for World War Two service in the Royal Australian Air Force. Can you help this family recover Roy’s missing war medals?

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.

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