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 saddler by trade from Echuca in Victoria. Enlisting into the AIF during April of 1917 he was entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal for his service during the First World War.
When the Second World War erupted, his son Lancell Bernard Joseph LAHN also answered the call to arms. Lancell enlisted into the Engineers and was allocated the service number VX110551. According to the World War Two Nominal Roll his posting upon discharge was the 11 Australian Workshops and Park Company.
The descendants of Lancell Bernard Joseph LAHN discovered that his full medal entitlement had not been claimed. As a result, they successfully acquired his 1939-1945 Star and 1945-1975 Australia Service Medal.
It is a sad fact that sometimes members of a family see fit to sell their ancestor’s war service medals. All too often, this is done without the full consultation or knowledge of the extended family. It appears that the missing war medals of William LAHN and Lancell LAHN were sold circa 1994 in Bendigo, Victoria by a relative. The missing medals were possibly sold via Nobles Auctions who have not assisted or been forthcoming in ascertaining who purchased these medals.
As a result, members of the LAHN family are seeking the First World War Medals of William LAHN and the Second World War medals of Lancell LAHN which consist of the Pacific Star, Defence Medal, 1939-1945 War Medal and 1939-1945 Australia Service Medal.
If these medals are in your collection, would you kindly consider selling these medals back to the family?