26 February 2017

Ken Astill

The Australian Defence Medal awarded to NX109343 Kenneth Stanley Astill came to me from Ted Ayres who has sent me several medals over the years.
Ken served in an Anti Aircraft Battery during WWII and then had a long career in the New South Wales Police Force. I came across this article about Ken and other retired Police Officers receiving the National Police Service Medal.
Ken died in 2016 and through information about his funeral I was able to make contact with his daughter Julie. I'll send Julie her father's medal in the near future and thanks to Ted for his role in returning this medal.
The returned medal tally is now 2012.


  1. Hi Glyn.
    Another good result. Can I give quick shout out to Melanie, who initially also played a role in getting this medal home
    Regards Ted

  2. Hi Ted, I am Ken's grand daughter and Julie is my aunty. Thank you soooooo much for getting this medal back to him. I have got a photo with all his medals and this one was in the mix so from the bottom of my heart thank you. History is all we have now of "Big Pa" and I have tried to keep all of his personal medals, certificates and badges together. Sarah xxxx

  3. Hi Sarah,
    It was My pleasure to get this Medal Back Home.
    Im very glad to be able to have helped out.
    Kind Regards Ted