The descendants of a Merchant Navy Serviceman Mahomed GAMA are searching for his missing Mercantile Marine War Medal and British War Medal. Can you help?
We know that the medals are ‘out there’ somewhere, as the First World War Mercantile Marine War Medal was sold on Saturday 15th March 2014 by Lockdale’s Coins & Collectibles Limited at their auction in Ipswich, Suffolk. The medal also appeared in the Lockdales online auction catalogue and was listed on their website (one page 37 of their auction catalogue)
Both of these medals went missing from their family sometime ago and they are deeply distraught that they are no longer in their possession. The British War Medal and Mercantile Marine Medal are named to their grandfather Mahomed Gama (the actual impression on the edge of the medals is MAHD. GAMA.)
A grandson to Mahomed GAMA contacted www.emedals.com in relation to the Mercantile Marine War Medal which they had listed on their website. They confirmed they knew where the medal was located and the identity of the buyer, however, under privacy laws they were unable to share the buyer’s contact details. This organisation indicated they would forward a contact request and information onto to the buyer after which nothing was heard. Subsequently the descendants made further contact with eMedals and they furthermore advised “it’s up to the buyer to contact you”. Unfortunately, with the passage of time – no response has been received from eMedals (on behalf of the buyer) or the actual buyer themselves. This is a disappointing result from eMedals and Medals Gone Missing would like to speak with a representative from this organisation who may be willing to assist?
As can be imagined, the descendants have tried on numerous occasions to seek help from emedals, however eMedals deleted the page along with the three images of the War Medal from their website (for item GB5300) and blocked the descendants on Facebook messenger.
If you are the current owner of either the British War Medal or the Mercantile Marine War Medal awarded to Mahomed Gama (MAHD. GAMA.) it is emplored by his descendants that you kindly consider selling the medals back to their family.
Please contact Medal Gone Missing via this website if you can help. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
FOOTNOTE:- During the Great War, Mahomed GAMA served under the British Flag. The Indian national flag as pictured above did not come into existence until 1947 and is for reference only.