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About gary

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.

First World War Australian Tunic – a curatorial interpretation of an AIF Universal Pattern Uniform

Tweet The original of this photograph appears on the Facebook page of the Moruya & District Historical Society.  Please click on the fore mentioned link to view the original image and make comment.  Whilst conducting a tour of the Moruya … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day 2017 – Free Battlefield Tour of Moruya RAAF concrete Bunkers

Tweet In terms of Australian history, the township of Moruya has long been recognized for the quarry site which provided granite for the Sydney Harbour Bridge. However as a coastal town, it also has a wartime history which placed it … Continue reading

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Military Medal of John MACINNES sought by family

Tweet The family of John MacINNES are on a mission.  To locate the missing Military Medal and accompanying First World War trio which may have been sold by a previous generation when hard times fell upon them. The son of … Continue reading

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Father & Son – William LAHN and Lancell LAHN – Medals Missing from two World Wars

Tweet The family descendants are attempting to locate the missing war service medals of their ancestors; William LAHN and his son Lancell Bernard Joseph LAHN which have been missing for over twenty years. William LAHN, Service Number 19252 was a … Continue reading

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Commemorating the men of HMAS Kuttabul – 75th Anniversary Cruise – March Newsletter

Tweet March newsletter Please click on the ABOVE LINK to view our March newsletter. The 75th Anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack upon Sydney Harbour is just two months away. #HMASKuttabul #Japanesemidgetsubmarine #SydneyHarbour – PAGE 1:- On 31st May … Continue reading

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