Possible Stolen First World War Medals of Raymond Stanley MARRIOTT in possession of NSW Police

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The First World War medals awarded to Raymond Stanley MARRIOTT are in the possession of NSW Police.  The Great War trio consists of the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

The 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, similar to those awarded to Raymond Stanley MARRIOTT who served in the 7 Field Company Engineers during the First World War.

The 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, similar to those awarded to Raymond Stanley MARRIOTT who served in the 7 Field Company Engineers during the First World War.

The medals are impressed with his service details:- 5410 R.S. MARRIOTT 7 FCE

The Australian War Memorial ‘First World War Embarkation Roll’ states that he left Australia on board HMAT Hororata as a reinforcement to the 1st Divisional Ammunition Column.  As indicated by the impression on his war service medals, he later transferred to the 7 Field Company Engineers.

Australian War Memorial First World War Embarkation Roll containing the details of Raymond Stanley MARRIOTT. Are you a descendant of this man?

Australian War Memorial First World War Embarkation Roll containing the details of Raymond Stanley MARRIOTT. Are you a descendant of this man?

As of this date (16 October 2018) , these medals are currently in possession of NSW Police.  If these medals belong to your family or you are a direct descendant of Raymond Stanley MARRIOTT, please contact Medals Gone Missing via this website or telephone 044 969 2401 for further details.

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Missing First World War Mercantile Marine Medal of Mahomed GAMA sought by family – Can you Help?


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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)

The missing First World War Mercantile Marine War impresses MAHD. GAMA. medal as it appeared on the eMedals website. If you purchased this medal, would you kindly consider selling it back to the family?

The missing First World War Mercantile Marine War impresses MAHD. GAMA. medal as it appeared on the eMedals website. If you purchased this medal, would you kindly consider selling it back to the family?

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.

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Missing War Medals of Thomas Charles GORDON – Motor Torpedo Boats – Can you help?

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My family is trying to locate the war medals of my grandfather – Thomas Charles GORDON.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Like far too many veterans who gave the best years of their life for the war effort; my grandfather unfortunately became an alcoholic after the war – it is believed alcohol helped him forget. He never drank before the war.  Sadly things became so grim in his life that he sold his medals to purchase alcohol. We would love to get his medals back to pass down through the generations so what he did is never forgotten.
His personal details are as follows:- Thomas Charles GORDON
Date of Birth  30/03/1916  Place of Birth – Sutton
Date of Death   24/07/1999  Place of Death – Cheam
Service Number – PMX69704
Rank – Acting Chief Motor Mechanic
Motor Torpedo Boats.
Service/Regiment/Corps on Enlistment  HM MTB35,    HM MTB38, HM MTB218, HM MTB48.
He received the following war medals:-
-The Distinguished Service Medal “For courage and skill in an attack on an Enemy Convoy in the English Channel in which one supply ship was sunk and three enemy ships were damaged.”
-1939-45 Star
-Atlantic Star
-Defence Medal
-War Medal 1939/45
– I have also applied for the Artic Star which we are unsure if he is entitled at this stage.
Newspaper clipping telling of our grandfather's death.

Newspaper clipping telling of our grandfather’s death.

It is believed  the Distinguished Service Medal was auctioned off by Dix Noonan Webb on 16th October 1996.  Whilst my family fully understands that these missing war medals are now in the hands of a collector who values our grandfather’s medals, we implore that you kindly consider selling these medals back to our family or making contact with us via the Medals Gone Missing website.
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Missing War Medals of Eigil Holst SORENSEN sought by family – Can you help?

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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.

An image of the missing Second World War medals awarded to Eigil Holst SORENSEN. The missing medals consist of the 1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, 1939-1945 War Medal and 1939-1945 Australia Service Medal.

An image of the missing Second World War medals awarded to Eigil Holst SORENSEN. The missing medals consist of the 1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, 1939-1945 War Medal and 1939-1945 Australia Service Medal.

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.

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British War Medal – William McGUNIGAL (Royal Scots) to be returned for Centenary of Remembrance Day 1918-2018

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Over 20 years ago, a resident of the South Coast of New South Wales (Australia) discovered a First World War era British War Medal whilst using a metal detector.  Thankfully people such as this exist, as this wonderful man has just one wish – to return this valuable memento to the direct descendants of the medal recipient.  That medal recipient was William McGUNIGAL who lost his life during the Great War.  But how did this medal end up lost, in the scrub on the other side of the world?

British War Medal of William McGunigal

British War Medal of William McGunigal

Medals Gone Missing in partnership with Ancestry Australia are well on the way to confirming the direct descendants of William McGUNIGAL.  It is hoped this medal can be returned to Scotland in time for the Centenary of Remembrance Day (Armistice Day) 1918 – 2018.

Sadly William lost his life during 1916.  His known details are as follows:- Regimental Number 10625. Born: 20 May 1891, St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland. Last known Address: 55 Orchard Street, Aberdeen Scotland. Enlistment date:- 10 April 1910  Enlistment age 18 years and 10 months. Next of Kin: Mother, Annie Jopp McGUNIGAL, 55 Orchard Street, Aberdeen.  Subsequently it is known that William was posthumously awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

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British War Medal of Private William McGUNIGAL, Service Number 10625 who sadly was killed during 1916. How did this medal end up in rural Australia?

 

If you are a direct descendant of Private William McGUNIGAL then the team from Medals Gone Missing would like to hear from you.

In addition his 1914-1915 Star, Victory Medal and Memorial Plaque may be missing?  If you happen to be a private collector and you have any of these awards in your possession, could you kindly contact us here at Medals Gone Missing.

The British War Medal of William McGUNIGAL who served with the Royal Scots during the Great War.

The British War Medal of William McGUNIGAL who served with the Royal Scots during the Great War.

This November will witness the Centenary of Armistice Day …. referred to in the modern era as Remembrance Day.  It is only fitting that William’s found British War Medal is returned to its rightful place.

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