10 April 2008

Three more medals are going home

I have had a hectic couple of days at Lost Medals Australia. Here are photos and short stories of the three medals that are on their way home.
The first medal arrived in the post yesterday afternoon. It is a WWI Victory Medal awarded to 52650 A-CPL John Munt, 11th LH. The sure name is unusual and there were clues about his children in the service record. This provided more leads on the Internet and following an educated guess I phoned Munt's grand daughter. The total time it took me to locate the family was about 15 hours.

The second medal that is going home this week is also a WWI Victory Medal. This one was awarded to 36526 Dvr R.G. Maiden, AFA. I've had this one for some time and it medal has seen better days. This return is a direct result of the family searching the family history and coming across a listing on the main web site.

The final medal in this lot is a WWI BWM that was awarded to 3620 PTE Thomas Essam, 47th Bn, AIF. This medal has had a hard life and the first letter of the surname is almost worn off the rim.

The total number of returned medals now stands at 371.

1 comment:

  1. Crikey Glyn ... you are moving along real quick. Quicker than my ole brain can keep up.

    Well done again :)

    Bright Blessings