20 June 2010


N273320 Henry Joseph Chivers Australian Service Medal was sent to me in May 05. The search fro Chivers' family has been quite difficult as Henry used a different birth date from his real one when he enlisted. This was not an uncommon occurrence at the time. Details of the search can be seen on Yuku.
We now know that Chivers' medals went missing 40 years ago when the tin they were kept in was mistakenly thrown out during a house move. Where this medal has been for all those years is unknown, however, it has lived a hard life. It is now very dull compared to other examples and the surface is quite pitted. As can be seen in the pictures, the image of the King and the naming are quite hare to distinguish.
The returned medal tally is now 666.

Added 3 Jul 10.
I have recently received this photo of Chivers from his family.

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