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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Are you related to Captain Leslie Hubert HOLDEN? (Military Cross recipient)

Australian-FlagMedals Gone Missing needs your help. If you are a member of the Holden family? or know somebody who is …. please contact us.

Whilst cleaning out some old boxes in January 2018, a couple from New South Wales found a pair of old Air Force Wings and buttons believed to have been issued to Captain Leslie Hubert HOLDEN M.C.  Born in Adelaide on 6th March 1895, tragically he was killed in an air accident near Byron Bay on the 18th September 1932 aged 37 years.

Air Force wings (Royal Australian Flying Corps) Captain Leslie Hubert HOLDEN First World War

Air Force wings (Royal Australian Flying Corps) believed to have been issued to Captain Leslie Hubert HOLDEN during his service.

It has been discovered that Leslie had an amazing First World War record. Starting off in the A.I.F. with an early enlistment number 25, Leslie Hubert HOLDEN joined the Australian Light Horse before transferring to the Australian Flying Corps.  He was awarded the Military Cross during 1918.

The family who hold these artifacts would like them returned to his family, as old and fragile as they are. Failing this they will consider donating them to the Australian War Memorial.

Leslie Hubert HOLDEN is well documented in Australian history.  Please CLICK HERE on this link to read more about him.  It is not known by the current owners how they came to have these relics in their possession or whose writing is on the envelope.  They say it is a complete enigma.

 

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Missing war medals of Samuel Robert DICK – Imperial Yeomanry & Royal Marine Light Infantry – Can you help?

British-FlagThe descendants of Samuel Robert DICK are searching for his missing war service medals.

Samuel Robert DICK was awarded the China Medal with clasp for Taku Fort and the Defence of  Legations – serving with the Royal Marine Light Infantry during the Boxer Rebellion in China 1901.

A China Medal, similar to that awarded to Samuel Robert DICK. Samuel was awarded the China Medal with clasp for Taku Fort and the Defence of Legations –Royal Marine Light Infantry –earned during the Boxer Rebellion in China 1901. This medal is missing and being sought by his descendants. Can you help?

A China Medal, similar to that awarded to Samuel Robert DICK. Samuel was awarded the China Medal with clasp for Taku Fort and the Defence of Legations –Royal Marine Light Infantry –earned during the Boxer Rebellion in China 1901. This medal is missing and being sought by his descendants. Can you help?

Samuel Robert DICK also served in the Boer War and was awarded the Queens South Africa medal with clasps for Cape Colony and Orange Free State whilst serving with the Imperial Yeomanry.

Incredibly he also served in the First World War, being awarded the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal whilst serving with the Royal Marine Light Infantry.  It is believed he also served in some capacity during World War Two.

The Queen's South Africa Medal (QSA), 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, similar to that awarded to Samuel Robert DICK who served in the Imperial Yeomanry and Royal Marine Light Infantry. It is believed he was also awarded a medal for home service during World War Two (possibly Defence Medal)

The Queen’s South Africa Medal (QSA), 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, similar to that awarded to Samuel Robert DICK who served in the Imperial Yeomanry and Royal Marine Light Infantry. It is believed he was also awarded a medal for home service during World War Two (possibly Defence Medal)

If you have these medals in your collection or know of their whereabouts and wish to kindly assist his descendants, it would be very much appreciated.  Please contact the Medals Gone Missing Administrator via this website.

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Missing Medals of James WHELAN – 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards – Can you help?

British-FlagThe missing First World War medals of Private James WHELAN, Service Number 14976 are being sought by his descendants.

The missing war medals consist of the British War Medal and Victory Medal as awarded to the majority of British Commonwealth troops for service during the First World War.

The British War Medal and Victory Medal similar to that awarded to James WHELAN.  It is hoped a very kind collector may consider selling these medals back to the family.

The British War Medal and Victory Medal similar to that awarded to James WHELAN. It is hoped a very kind collector may consider selling these medals back to the family.

James WHELAN served with the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards.  If you are in possession of his medals and would like to assist his descendants in returning such medals, please contact the Medals Gone Missing Administrator via this website.

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