Descendants of Eigil Holst SORENSEN are attempting to recover his missing war service medals.
Eigil Holst SORENSEN was born in 1905 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He had 3 brothers and a sister. He arrived in Melbourne in 1926 on his 21st birthday and was naturalised as an Australian citizen during 1931. Eigil’s best friend also came to Australia.
Eigil SORENSEN worked in Meekathara & Norseman as a tractor driver and a miner. He Married in Perth, Western Australia in 1941 and had 2 children as a result of the union. His son was born in Melbourne & that is where his wife was from. His daughter was born in Western Australia. Eigil’s sister Else would write letters to the family & send them gifts from Denmark. Eigil volunteered to join the Australian Army where he fought during WW11 in the Phillipines.
According to the World War Two Nominal Roll, Eigil attained the rank of Corporal and records indicate he was serving with 53 A PORT CRAFT upon his discharge from the Second Australian Imperial Force.
Eigil’s medals were sold on ebay by a third party during 2014 and his descendants at this time were unaware the medals had been placed on the open market. As such, they are very keen to hear from the person who now has Eigil’s medals in their possession.
His descendants are 4 Grandchildren & 4 Great Grandchildren.
Eigil’s family would very much appreciate the safe return of his Medals.
These are precious family heirlooms. For further information, please contact the Medals Gone Missing Administrator.