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About gary

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.

Missing War Medals of John Alfred TAYLOR – Royal West Kent Regiment

Tweet My Grandfather John Alfred Taylor was born in Woolwich Kent and a milkman by trade when he enlisted as a 19 year old with the Royal West Kent Regiment for general service on 7/9/1914.  John was posted to the … Continue reading

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HMS Cressy – Missing War Medals Sought – Stoker Percy BEVAN

Tweet The family of Stoker Percy BEVAN is searching for the missing First World War medals of their ancestor. His Royal Navy service number was S5103952. His great grandson, Mark MURRELL submitted the following plea for assistance. Hello my name … Continue reading

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Missing War Medals sought of Driver Basil William GRAY 2806 – 7th Field Company Engineers AIF

Tweet The war service medals of Driver Basil William GRAY are missing and his family are desperately trying to locate them. The missing medals consist of the First World War British War Medal and Victory Medal. These missing medals were … Continue reading

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Corona Virus will not weary us, nor the years of storage condemn. A good news story in time for ANZAC Day! (Walter Joseph HUNT – 162 Australian General Transport Company)

Tweet Whilst the title ‘Medals Gone Missing’ indicate what this website is all about, our charter is not simply restricted to the return or missing war service medals.  Every now and then we come across a little gem which has … Continue reading

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Missing First World War Memorial Plaque – Trafford Cyril PETTIGREW – 7th Battalion AIF Gallipoli – Can you help?

Tweet I am searching for the missing First World War Memorial Plaque (colloquially but incorrectly known as a ‘Death Plaque’) which was commissioned in memory of Trafford Cyril PETTIGREW. Trafford Cyril PETTIGREW is my great-uncle and his service number was … Continue reading

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