Lost Service Medals
Please find below some service medals that have been lost over time.
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|Medal Details||Contact Details|
|SPILLER, William Edward, 1933, CPL
British War Medal
Medals stolen in burglary 1980s in Bondi, NSW
|Jill Fitzpatrick (nee Spiller) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|O'BRIEN, Charles Patrick, NX32796
Medals last seen in 1967 in Woden ACT (suspected burglary)
Dennis O'Brien (02) 9548 1138
|FOSTER, Sydney George, WX2987, 2/16 Battalion
Tahlia Caubo 0466 438 090
GARDINER, Arnold (Roy), 3232, 7th Light Horse Regiment.
|Mark Miller (02) 4448 5602
PO Box 75 Shoalhaven Heads 2535
CLIFT, Dudley Joseph 844, 2nd Division, 5th Brig, 20th Battalion, 'C' Coy.
|AEnone McRae-Clift Ph: (02 9758 1812
Mob: 0439 710 580
72 Edina Road, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156
SCHULZ, Boyce Oliver SX29423/S60059, served 2nd 7th Adv Workshops 1943 - 1946.
|WOODS, Victor Wyman NX69192, 2/30th Bn
Medals were lost from a nursing home at Point Clare, NSW prior to his death in 2011.
1936 - 1945 Star
War Medal 1939 - 1945
Australia Service Medal 1939 - 1945
Kevin Woods Ph: (02) 4341 2606
PO Box 3060 UMINA NSW 2257
|HINDWOOD Sydney Victor Joseph 2844, 13Bn
British War Medal
Returned Servicemen's Badge
|Peter Nicholls Mob: 0409 786 735|
J R MacLean 1990 Scottish Rifles, WX5956
6WW1 medals and 6WW2 medals
PO Box 327 Balingup WA 6253
|LCPL Percy Cresswell 481 2 Bn Royal Warwickshire Regt. KIA 25 September 1915||Paul Creswell email@example.com|
|Squadron Leader Reginald William Holder Harrison 261687 RAAF.
Medals went missing after they were loaned to a club (loaned to the Naval and Military club in Melbourne that closed down in 2009). Family wants them returned.
16 Park Street
Phone: 0417 379 474
|World War II medals
Arthur Ernest Pettitt
born 14th november 1921
the awards were issued to him on 29th August 1955
|the last i heard of them was my late brother had them in the parramatta area, it would me the world to me to have them as sentimental value, and later to hand them onto my son
|Australian Service Medal with East Timor Clasp
INTERFET Medal (East Timor)
|RSL Port Macquarie sub-Branch
P O Box 6842 (1 Bay Street)
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Ph: 02 6583 2748
|WW1 medals were stolen recently from our home:
British War Medal
Territorial Efficiency Medal
They were awarded to my grandfather, Serjeant John Brindle of the 1st Lanarkshire Yeomanry (Regiment 2020) and Royal Engineers (Regiment 27291).
Phone 0439 368839
|Late Ron Thomson of Southport QLD (SGT R V Thomson NX8770) were lost during the clean up of his deceased estate in Southport, Queensland around 2004.
The medals are the 1939 -45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and Australia Service Medal. His son, and grandson, would greatly appreciate being re-united with these medals.
|1 x National Service Medal
1 x Australian Defence Medal
Lost at the Dawn Service, ANZAC Day 2010
|Mr Raymond Greenfield
02 4385 9755
|Richard Tozer Pte 200 33rd Battalion 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal.||These medals were lost about 20 years ago when my aunt's jewelry box was stolen from her premises at Belmont South, NSW.
|Lost Medals on ANZAC Day. Ret No. A315720||Mr Allan Moorcroft
Ph: 9623 9338
|Lost National Service Medal on ANZAC Day.||Mr Brian Lehane
Ph: 02 4268 1072
|Memorial Plaque No 336824 in the name of Albert Leslie Connor, regimental number 8995 (I'm not sure if this number appears on the plaque or not) And 2 medals awarded to Francis Edmun Connor service number 13294 or 13208 (both numbers on national archives site listed to same name) One being a service medal, the other I believe to be a victory medal.
I am willing to remunerate any expenses involved in their return as they have extraordinary sentimental value and were meant to be passed on to my nephew.
135 Francis Street Lilyfield 2040
Ph: 0411 495 039
|I am searching for the 1914-15 star medal and victory medals For H F Charles and EJ kenny. both have been missing for many years from Tasmania.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
1237 Private Henry 'Harry' Guilford Bale
8th Battalion 1st AIF
KIA 27 Aug 1915
|Lost my grandfathers 3 medals from Gallipoli
No 159 B Moore
1914-15 Star, British war medal, Victory medal
Also a photo of him in lighthorse
|My Grandfather's Pacific Star and 1939 -1945 Star were stolen from near Taree, Mid-North Coast of NSW. Only the medals were stolen, the thieves left the ribbons.
Name: Alexander Essex Scott
Phone: 0416 163 285
|Mrs Marles had stolen from her home a Polish war medal awarded many years after WW2 for her late husband's service in 2/13 Bn at Tobruk at the time the Polish Brigade relieved Australian forces there. The medal was contained in a red box.||Mrs Doris Marles - 9736 2807|
|2 PTE/CPL Edward Phillip Austin 33rd Battalion, 9th Brigade
1914- 15 Star and The British War Medal
22 Seafoam Avenue, Thirroul NSW 2515
Ph No. 02 4267 1002
|I have lost the following medals. The last time these were worn was in February 2008 at a service in Canberra.
Medals Australian Defence Medal
My service number is 1201136
Due to the sentimental value I hope you can help.
|Corporal Walter Anderson, 4484, 8th Field Company Engineers. He died in England 5.10.1918 after being gassed in France.
He was entitled to 1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-20 and the Victory Medal. The medals were issued, presumably to his uncle, Harold Anderson of Bulli. Harold died in 1973 and had no children of his own.
His closest relative was L Brown, step-son of 60 Farrell Rd, Bulli.
PO Box 719
Moss Vale NSW 2577
|I am trying to locate the World War I medals of my two great uncles
1. No. 650 Private Clarence MULLARKEY 2nd Battalion AIF
2. No.1047 Lieutenant James Charles MULLAREY
|I am trying to find my grandfathers medals from WW2. My uncle sold the medals years ago without consulting the rest of the family. As I am now also a serving member of the Defence force I am eager to wear these medals with pride and yet cannot.
My grandfathers details and medals are as follows:
|LSMT Bianca Ridley
(P) 02 4429 7706 (W)
(P) 02 4443 0710 (H)
(F) 02 4429 7789
(M) 0419 304 881
|WWI British Medals.
Pte: Percy Wick
|I am searching for my grandfathers medals. The medal's i am searching for are from i would love to find them as i was told my uncle sold them to someone at a RSL club, my uncle has passed away .
Could have been sold beteen 10-25 years ago, not really sure.
My mother is still living and i would love to find them for her she is now 88 years old now she has never seen her fathers medals.
|EM Lafferty 1914 - 1919||Mrs Mary A Jay
68 Gregadoo Road
Lake Albert NSW 2650
|Full size and miniature General Service Medal 1918-1962 with clasp Malaya for Pte R ARTHUR||These were lost in Ashfield NSW around 1973
|Sidney Edward Macdonald Taite
Date Of Birth 8/1/1924
|Robert J. Goulden
General Service Medal
|Were lost on ANZAC Day 2008 between Elizabeth & Goulburn Streets and The Lord Nelson Hotel. If anyone has found these medals please call:
Mr RJ Goulden - 0413 130 494
|Name: William Hay
Service No. 6263 - 13th Battalion
Medals: British War Medal 23411
Victory Medal 51960
1914/1918 Star Medal
|I am looking for my Grandfathers missing WW1 war medals
Mr Bill Hay
|NX154644 V L PEARCE
Australian Service Medal
1939 - 1945 Pacific Star
|I am looking for my fathers THREE lost WWII medals.
Possibly in the Newcastle area May have found their way into a pawn shop
Mr Knowles Pearce
Any help would be appreciated
|445 Pte George Percival O'Donnell 5th Light Horse WWI consisting of the 1914-15 Star, War Medal and Victory Medal||I am looking for my Grandfather's lost WWI medals, if found, please contact email@example.com|
|WW1 - Britain. Reg. No. 8054. Unit - Royal Field Artillery.
Military Medal plus 2 bars
1914 star with bar stating 5th Aug 22nd Nov 1914
WW2 - Australia. Army No. N76183 Dis. No. 126049
1939/45 War Medal
|The medals were stolen from my late Grandfather Harold Connor. As caretaker for these medals I do have the miniatures.
I have copies of Medal Index Cards for WW1 and have tried to find or replace the original medals, through a number of avenues, unfortunately without success. He was a member of Morriset RSL.
Any one with information please contact Stewart Connor, (07) 3829 2122 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Name: J.A. Prescott
The 1939 – 1945 Star
The Pacific Star
The Defence Medal 1939-45
The War Medal 1939-45
The Australia Service Medal 1939-45
Medals were mounted and were with a seperate ribbon bar
Medals wrapped in bubble wrap and were posted to Galong near Young, on the 1st November, 2007 yet they never made it to their destination.
|Ms A Prescott
|Name: Patrick O'Keeffe (Sergeant)
Service Number: 6064, 4th Battalion AIF
Served: France 1916-1918
Stolen medals: Military Medal, British War Star and Victory Medal
|These medals were stolen from the Little Sisters of the Poor Nursing Home, Drummoyne in 1980. Patrick O'Keeffe was one of the founding members of Five Dock RSL Club.
|I am looking for my great grandfathers medals that were last in the Newcastle area.
They are for Private John Daniel Boyle 3458, and are the British War Medal and the Victory Medal
95 East Gilmore Road
Gilmore NSW 2720
|I am searching for my maternal grandfathers war medals from WWII. His name was Herbert Norman James HICKEY
His Active Service Badge No: A25328
The medals I am trying to locate are the Australian Service Medal, the War Medal 1939-1945 and the 1939-1945 Star.
I'm uncertain if there are others, naturally I would love to have them all. Their last known whereabouts was at Newtown, in the possession of my grandfathers companion, Eileen,(surname not now known) at the time of his death in September 1970.
Eileen herself would now be passed on but I recall she had a son, Ronnie, who may have all the possessions she had with her at that time, which may well include the medals.
St Mary's NSW 1790
|I'm looking for my fathers medals, his name was Private Leslie Stewart VX14290 serving in the Australian Imperial Forces 7th May 1940 to 17th December 1945.
- 1939/45 Star with 8th Army Clasp
The family would like to here any news.
|I am searching for my brother medals, which were awarded during WWII. There were 5 medals on a bar and were lost on ANZAC Day 2007.
They were either lost at Sutehrland or on a train to the city.
the medals were engraved with "L.B. Greene NX58510"
|Mr R.C. Greene
27 Oakwood Street
Sutherland, NSW, 2232
(02) 9521 - 1821
|I wish to locate my Great Uncle's World War One medals (consisting of the British War Medal and Victory Medal). My family has no record as to their whereabouts.
Name: Arthur Henry Phillip NEWSON (A.H.P. Newson) son of William Charles NEWSON of Leichhardt, N.S.W.
Service No: 2890
Served: France, with the 10 F.A.B. A.I.F.
Tele: 02 4342 6113
Mob: 0415 302 090
|I am searching on behalf of my Mother-in-Law Dorothy Clark of Bankstown for the Medals of her late uncle James Olsen, Service # 876, he enlisted in the 12th Light Horse Regiment as part of the 4th Light Horse Regiment on the 10th February 1915 and served until 26th December 1918.
He was awarded the 1914/15 Star #20979, British War Medal #12859 and the Victory Medal #12666, these Medals were last seen at his residence at Lidcombe prior to his death in 1979.
|John Henry VIDLER 34th Battalion AIF Number 2872
1914-15 star, British Medal and the Victory medal.
Lost in the mid north coast area of NSW near Coffs Harbour.
75 Burn Street
Camp Hill Qld 4152
(1) 3344, SGT. Lyons, RG, 1Btn AIF 1914-1918 WW1.; Military Medal & 3 other campaign medals from Europe.
(2) 3345 Pvte Lyons, JW, 1 Btn AIF 1914-1918 WWI,; 3 Europe campaign medals.
These two sets of medals were refurbished in 1997 & were in good mounted condition. They were stolen from our home approx 1999.
|These brothers were my late uncles & they joined up to fight for Australia at the recruiting depot in Addison Road, Marrickville NSW, in 1914
|This medal was lost during the 2007 ANZAC Day March
Australian Service Medal 1939-1945, NX126180, S.E Herbert
PH: 0411 148 124
|These medals stolen in a recent burglary.
All Medals are named to: 778 Pte. G. Brodrick, 6 LHR. AIF.
* 1914-15 Star
19 Wyee Farms Road
Wyee NSW 2259
Phone - 4357 1306
Mobile - 0418 677 904
Email - email@example.com
|Name: Herbert Wilson
Service Number: NX22017
KIA: 24 October 1942 El Alamein
Relation: Grand Father
Medals: The 1939 - 1945 Star
The Africa Star With The 8th Army Clasp
The War Medal 1939 - 1945
The Defence Medal 1939-1945
The Australian Service Medal 1939 - 1945
|Mr Frank Gale
|Medals were last seen at a dinner at Cronulla RSL Club.
Service No. NX91045
Medals are mounted.
|Mr R Richardson
Phone: (02) 6342 1891
|Service Record WWI
Name: COX, ARTHUR
|I would love to find the "missing" WW1 medals for my great uncle Arthur Cox. No one in the family knows what happend to them, I believe that a search in Queensland may be more helpful as that is where they were last seen.
|Brother – 2nd World War
Thomas Ralph Hunter, Flight Sergeant
Official No. A51222
10 medals missing
Father – First World War
|Mr John Hunter
Phone: (08) 9444 8064 (Western Australia)
|3 RAR Association are searching for the medals of 2/400186 Pte Horace William (Slim) Madden GC with the aim of preserving them for the nation. Some time ago the medals passed out of the possession of the family and are now in an unknown place.||Would any person who has knowledge of these medals please contact:
PO Box 220
Redbank QLD 4301
|Mr Tony Platt a member of the Bundeena sub-Branch was attending the ANZAC Day Service at Manly War Memorial when he lost his medal.
Tony was a submariner in the British Forces, and the medal was awarded in the Malta Area, the medal is a "George Cross"
|Mr Tony Platt
Phone: (02) 9527 3331
Telephone: 9757 7242
Mobile: 0402 060 302
including the Military Medal.
for service in Tobruk.
11 Kooyonga Grive
Mornington VIC 3931
It was found in a garbage in the 1950's in Victoria, British Columbia.
He was born in 1881 in Bombala, New South Wales and he was an electrician.
I found that information at this link:
Australians in the Boer War: Oz-Boer Database Project
I discovered his attestation papers on the Canadian Archives site. Page One and Page Two
It is possible that he died in 1956 in Saanich, British Columbia (a suburb of Victoria)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 183 - Bonnyville, Alberta
Branch 183 Website Link
||Dr Liam O'Connor MBBS FRCPA DTM&H
Discipline of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Western Australia
QE II Medical Centre
Nedlands 6009 WA
Phone: (08) 9346 2005
||Mr Heath Davies
T: (02) 4268 6686
M: 0408 068 913
|I am searching for the lost medals of my grandfather Edgar Garnett Ramage.
The three medals listed below have been lost for the past 2 years however approximately 30 or so years ago a number of his medals were stolen and the ones listed are all that we are been able to find. So we are also searching for any other medals of Edgar Ramage. Due to both his and his wifes death we are not sure what these medals are. If you have information please don't hesitate to contact me.
2 Borneo Service Medals
1 Set Airforce Wings
|Micheal D. Cooke (son of Marlene Cooke (nee Ramage) grandson of Edgar Ramage)
M: 0409 636 887
Phone: 9265 6777
Fax: 9265 6789
|I am trying to locate my Grandfather and Uncles World War I Military Medals.
||Denise Edwards (nee Ward)
Name: Bill Robertson
I have lost a Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) which only has the date of award (1971) inscribed on it. Last noticed at South Steyne Restaurant, Darling Harbour 3pm ANZAC Day, then I travelled by ferry to Cicular Quay & Manly then Collaroy by bus.
0409 621 709
Name: Thomas Harold Veness
There were 5 WW11 service medals lost on ANZAC Day in Sydney between 4-5pm
|John Veness 0418 168 100
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
|Name: PTE A Allsopp
Service number: 23382
Missing medal: 1914-18 BWM
Lost in Sefton about 1995-97
Posted: 03 September 2013
Name: PTE Samuel Robert Luscombe
| Name: Sydney George Foster
Service number: WX2987 served with 2/16 Battalion
1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal