30 April 2015

The 'Curse' of the little gold safety pin

The first story from Bill about medals lost on Anzac Day.
Anzac Day has come and gone and as expected several newly ‘lost’ medals have found their way to Glyn and myself. The first two stories of today are so similar it is almost a case of change the names and rewrite the same story. 
People forget exactly how heavy service medals are and how light are safety pins. Even with a safety clip to hold it in place.
Our first story which involved the successful return of a Australia Service Medal 1939-1945 started as many of our Anzac Day searches have, with an email from Jude Beshears at ANZAC House.
It ended this afternoon when I spoke to Graeme about his father’s lost medal.
Yes, he admitted the ribbon did look a bit frayed, but he thought it would last a bit longer. It might have had it not been worn by his bandsman son on Anzac Day.
And of course the ‘Curse’.

The returned medal tally is now 1661.

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