Elizabeth Ellen MURRELL – Australian Army Nurse – First World War
With the Centenary of the First World War now upon us, more and more wonderful people are wishing to return those missing war service medals back to their rightful place. Marilyn from New South Wales in Australia is one of those persons.
Marilyn wishes to find the direct descendants of Elizabeth Ellen MURRELL. According to the First World War Embarkation Roll, Elizabeth held the rank of Staff Nurse and was a part of that body of women who left Australia between July 1915 and November 1918 to support the Australian Imperial Force. Elizabeth Ellen MURRELL embarked on 09 June 1917 from Port Sydney aboard RMS Mooltan for service during the First World War.
IMAGE RIGHT: The British War Medal and Victory Medal, similar to that of Staff Nurse Elizabeth Ellen MURRELL.
The missing medal set consists of the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, which is impressed: “S-NURSE. E.E. MURRELL AIF”. If you are a direct descendant of Elizabeth Ellen MURRELL, please contact the Medals Gone Missing Administrator via this website. This medal will only be returned to a descendant of Elizabeth upon strict proof of relationship. To read an article which provides a detailed history of Australian Nurses during the Great War, please CLICK HERE
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.
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