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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.

Missing war medals of Francis William BYROM – 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment – Can you help?

Tweet The 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 … Continue reading

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Missing war medals of Roy Gordon CLARKE – Royal Australian Air Force – Can you help?

Tweet The 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? Roy Gordon CLARKE started the Second … Continue reading

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

Tweet Medals 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 … Continue reading

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

Tweet The 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 … Continue reading

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

Tweet The 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 … Continue reading

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