I am searching for the family of Private G.WHEELER who served with the British Army during the Great War. At this time, I do not have any personal details about G. WHEELER other than he was a Private in the British Army Service Corps and his service number was M2-182031 and he came from the United Kingdom.
IMAGE RIGHT: The British War Medal and Victory Medal awarded to Private G. WHEELER who served with the Army Service Corps during the First World War. Both of these war medals are hanging from their original medal ribbon.
He may have immigrated to Australia after the First World War however there is no direct proof of this, other than the fact that his war service medals (British War Medal and Victory Medal) ended up in my father’s possession. With the passing of my father, our family have absolutely no idea how they ended up amongst his belongings.
I wish to re-unite these missing war medals with a direct descendant of G. WHEELER but at this time I have very little to work on, in terms of his identity. We have no idea of his first name, his town of birth or who his next of kin was.
IMAGE RIGHT: The medals are impressed with the name of the medal recipient, G. WHEELER. With the Centenary of the First World War now upon us, I am hoping to find his direct descendants as his missing medals are an important part of his family history.
We have conducted a thorough search of the CWGC (Commonwealth War Graves Commission) records and there does not appear to be a man by the name of G. WHEELER (service number M2-182031) of the Royal Army Service Corps who lost his life during the Great War. Also, the medals appear to be well worn which may suggest they were used by the recipient for many years during commemorative functions.
I come from a military family and I know how important war service medals are. If anybody is a direct descendant of G. WHEELER whose service number was M2-182031 then I would very much like to hear from you. The missing medals are not for general sale and their return will be upon strict proof of relationship.