27 March 2010

Contemporary Australian Medal - Kelvin Harvey

In December 09 I received the National Medal awarded to Kelvin Harold Harvey. I ran in to a problem immediately. As can be seen by the link itsanhonour has him listed as Kevin and the date engraved on the reverse is different to that on the website.
It took a fair bit of back tracking and through Yuku we narrowed the search down to a reference to Kelvin at Broken Hill. This made sense to me as the medal was sent to me via Peterborough SA. Armed with this link, Bill tracked down Kelvin who i still very much alive. I spoke to him tonight and he told me the medal had been stolen about 20 years ago and he is really looking forward to getting it back.
The returned medal tally is now 612.

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