09 June 2011

Frank Arbon

Two days ago I was contacted by WO1 Paul Herbig who had a set of WWII medals that had been found on Anzac Day 2010 at Circular Quay. Paul had used his network to search for the family of the veteran. One of his contacts pointed Paul in my direction and I'm very pleased to report that this afternoon I spoke to the son of WX3993 Frank Arbon who did misplace this medals.
Hopefully, I'll have some photos to add to this post in the future. Well done to Paul for persisting with his search to locate Frank's family.
The returned medal tally is now 919.

Update 20 June 2011
I received the following from WO1 Herbig today:

'I had the great pleasure today 20 Jun 2011 to hand back the medals  to their rightful owner - Roy Arbon.
Roy came to Randwick Barracks and was handed the medals by the member who actually found them and was then asked by the Mess members to stay for Morning Tea. This made the event a bit more formal and was well received by the members present, as well as Roy.'

This photos shows WO1 Dave Hutton, who found the medals, and WO1 Paul Herbig returning Frank Arbon's medals to his son Roy Arbon at the Randwick Barracks Sergeant's Mess.


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  2. Thanks Jimmy, I'm pleased that you like it.