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Gary Traynor is the volunteer Administrator of the Militaria based website MEDALSGONEMISSING. The aim of this "NOT FOR PROFIT" website is to reunite families, with lost War Medals and other items of militaria. Anything from medals to items of uniform. What Gary refers to as their "lost heritage". He has been actively involved in the Militaria world and researching of Military History for well over 30 years. As a result, Gary also conducts valuations and offers advice on all items of militaria. He has acted as advisor to a number of television and Foxtel productions; including Sir Tony Robinson's "Tour of Duty" series which featured on the History Channel. Gary is a field historian and conducts tours to Gallipoli, The Western Front, Kokoda and many other major battle sites around the world. He was a member of the Australian Army Reserve (UNSWR & 4/3 RNSWR) and served for 23 years with the New South Wales Police Force. He is perhaps the only person who has been employed at the Australian War Memorial in all three capacities .... as a volunteer, part time and full time employee .... starting as a qualified tour guide, working in the public galleries as an Information Assistant and finally Assistant Curator in Military Heraldry & Technology. Medalsgonemissing is a website that will assist you in locating your family's lost war medals and other awards. If you have an ancestor who served in any of the British Commonwealth Armed Services at any time - and whose medals are lost/stolen or simply missing....then so long as the medals are out there - this site will help you to locate them. However the site also contains articles of interest in relation to Military History, War Memorials & Uniforms / kit. Please explore our website as there is sure to be something of interest to you.

Possible Stolen First World War Medals of Raymond Stanley MARRIOTT in possession of NSW Police

Tweet The First World War medals awarded to Raymond Stanley MARRIOTT are in the possession of NSW Police.  The Great War trio consists of the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. The medals are impressed with his service … Continue reading

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Missing First World War Mercantile Marine Medal of Mahomed GAMA sought by family – Can you Help?

Tweet The descendants of a Merchant Navy Serviceman Mahomed GAMA are searching for his missing Mercantile Marine War Medal and British War Medal.  Can you help? We know that the medals are ‘out there’ somewhere, as the First World War … Continue reading

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

Tweet 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; … Continue reading

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Missing War Medals of Eigil Holst SORENSEN sought by family – Can you help?

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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