20 July 2013

Garnet Howland

I received the Victory Medal awarded to 1893 Garnet Wolsley Howland from Barbara H of Lithgow. After she came across the medal, Barbara visited the Australian War Memorial and my details were passed to her. Once I  had Garnet's service particulars from Barbara, it took 15 minutes to find one of Garnet's sons, Jack. Garnett served with 35th Battalion, AIF. Jack Noel Howland served during WWII and spent four years a POW.
The returned medal tally is now 1294.


  1. Seen a bit of a 'rough time' during it's journey home!

    Well done!

  2. Hi Glyn,

    That is a phenomenal total of medals returned. Great work.

    Best wishes,


  3. Thank you Sandra and Lenore, your comments are very kind.


  4. So glad that these have returned to the family. They belonged to my grandfather and my Uncle always wondered what happened to them. Unfortunately he was told they had been found and were being returned but he passed away before they arrived.