Are you related to Private John HENDERSON who served in the British Machine Gun Corps during World War 1?

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Are you related to a British soldier named John HENDERSON who served in the British Army during the Great War?  The man whose descendants we are looking for served in the Machine Gun Corps and Medals Gone Missing Chief Researcher, Sandra Smith indicates that five (5) men by that name served in this unit during 1914-1918.

In particular, John HENDERSON of the Machine Gun Corps who is subject of our search had the Service Number 127323 and the good news is that he survived the conflict – and does not appear on the Commonwealth War Graves List of those who died during the Great War.

The Great War cap badge of the British Machine Gun Corps, showing the Crown over crossed Vickers Guns. Image courtesy of the website British Military Badges U.K.

The Great War cap badge of the British Machine Gun Corps, showing the Crown over crossed Vickers Guns. Image courtesy of the website British Military Badges U.K.

One of John’s war service medals has appeared in Australia, so is it possible that John or one of his descendants emigrated to the southern hemisphere post war?

Sandra states “This is going to be a tough one to crack as most of UK World War 1 Service Records were destroyed by Hitler’s bombing during the blitz circa 1940” so we are hoping that somebody out there is searching for John’s medals?

PLEASE NOTE:- This medal is NOT for general sale and will only be returned to a next of kin upon very strict proof of relationship.

Name: John Henderson
Military Year: 1914-1920
Rank: Private
Medal Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal
Regiment or Corps: Machine Gun Corps
Regimental Number: 127323
Previous Units: 127323. M G C. Pte.

If you are related to John HENDERSON, please contact the Medals Gone Missing Administrator immediately as a window of opportunity may close (in early 2019) to recover this particular medal.

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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.
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