26 February 2020

Thomas Hoey

This request came to me via the Lost Medals Australia Face Book page. Antony had come across a 1939-45 War Medal awarded to SX17866 Thomas James Hoey and was looking to return the medal.
Thomas died of wounds on 29 December 1942 aged 30. He was married to Gladys but they didn't have any children. I found Thomas included on an Ancestry tree. As it turns out that the research was done on behalf of Thomas' niece.
Jennifer H is the tree owner and kindly provided me the niece's contact details so I've now connected her and Antony.
Yes the ribbon is incorrect for this medal but I'm pretty sure than won't matter to Thomas' family.
The returned medal tally is now 2429.

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