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Gary Traynor is 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 which may have been awarded or issued to their ancestors. What Gary refers to as their "lost heritage". He has been actively involved in the preservation of Militaria and the researching of Military History for well over 29 years. During his travels, he has conducted numerous study trips 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 was also priveleged to have served as a Volunteer Guide at the Australian War Memorial for a number of years. Gary now conducts tours of the Gallipoli Battlefields and the Kokoda Track in New Guinea. He leads the field in his knowledge of the beach head battlefields encompassing Buna, Gona & Sanananda. 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.

Zulu Historian to visit South Coast of New South Wales – Free Seminar

Tweet It appears that nothing stirs the imagination; or invokes romantic notion more than acts of Colonial heroism in the face of overwhelming odds.  Indeed, the tragedy of Isandlwana in Zululand during January of 1879 is one such action which … Continue reading

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Private Wallace Frederick WILSON – First World War medals missing – Can You Help?

Tweet One family has been on a journey of discovery.  The good news – finally the truth of what happened to their Great, Great Uncle has now been revealed and his exact medal entitlement confirmed.  The sad news – like … Continue reading

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Private Walter SNOWDEN – Service Number 19316 – Lincolnshire Regiment

Tweet My family is attempting to locate the missing First World War Victory Medal of our great uncle, Private Walter SNOWDEN. We are in possession of his British War Medal, but we believe the Victory Medal went to Australia in … Continue reading

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Missing Great War Photo Album – John Pease – found at Batemans Bay Antiques & Collectibles Fair

Tweet A missing photo album from the First World War has been uncovered at the 2015 Batemans Bay Antiques & Collectibles Fair on the south coast of New South Wales.  All available evidence points towards the creator of the souvenier … Continue reading

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Antiques Roadshow style role for Gary Traynor on Foxtel – History Channel – Sir Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty

Tweet Medals Gone Missing Administrator Gary Traynor had the privilege to serve in an “Antiques Roadshow” style role for Foxtel’s – The History Channel – when he joined Sir Tony Robinson’s “Tour of Duty” program. Gary joined the team of … Continue reading

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