16 February 2020

Keven Sparks

In the past I've written about my relationship with the Green Shed. This is a recycling facility in Canberra who sell donated items, they also raise money for charity and create employment opportunities. My contact is co-owner Elaine and every time medals come in to her possession she sends them to me to return.
This latest medal group was found in November 2019 in a house clearance.
The group consists of The Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975 with clasp Malaysia, the General Service Medal 1962 with clasps Malay Peninsula and Borneo and the Anniversary of National Service Medal. They were awarded to Keven Albert Thomas Sparks but with this type of research, nothing is easy. The records that were available had the first name spelt Kevin, either of the middle names were dropped, swapped or they were completely ignored.
What I could find was Keven on an Ancestry family tree and this lead me to his sister. We have recently been in contact and I'll be sending the medal to her shortly.
Thank you Elaine and the Green Shed.
The returned medal tally is now 2428.


  1. What a magnificent service you provide. Thank you

  2. Great job guys, the book called The Bridge at Parit Sulong maybe of interest it has 400+ names from 8th div