Stolen Medals Alert

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    cecawthorne
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    I recently received this email posted below from Walter Willis regarding stolen medals and I am posting in the forum at his request to assist in the recovery. There are some rare pieces that should attract some attention if the thieves attempt to sell the material. So if anyone hears or suspects anything, the contact details are listed below.

    Best Regards,
    Chris

    #15793

    John_Allgood
    Keymaster

    I received this the other day from Adam Moriarty of the National Army Museum in New Zealand.

    Following the successful prosecution and imprisonment in 2011 of Keith Davis, the former Museum Registrar, The NZ National Army Museum are keen to recover the remainder of the known medals misappropriated by him. A list of the missing items is attached. Any information please to Adam Moriarty:
    Adam Moriarty / Curator of Heraldry / National Army Museum
    PO Box 45 / Cnr State Highway One & Hassett Drive
    Waiouru 4861
    New Zealand
    P. 0064 6 3876911 extn 218 / F. 0064 6 3876319
    E. Adam.Moriarty@nzdf.mil.nz

    Medals Attributed To Rank, Full Name, Service # Military Unit/s Served in Soldiers Country of Origin Period Medals (Single/group)

    ANDERSON
    Pte (Private)/A/Anderson/2109 8Btn Australian Imperial Forces Australian WW1 1 1914 – 1918 British War Medal
    2 Victory Medal
    3 1914-15 star

    ARCHER
    Cpl (Corporal)/J/Archer/483 9th Coy 3rd Imperial Yeomanry UK Boer War 1 Queens South Africa Medal with 2 bars ( cape colony & orange free state)
    2 3rd Yorkshire Imperial Yeomanry Medal 1900-1901
    3 South African Gold Tribute Medal from Town of Harrogate – Hallmarked JM

    ASHBY
    Tptr/G/J/14629 & (WW1 S/N 1979 rank WO CL2) – LOCATED 61st Bty Royal Field Artillery UK Boer War & WW1 1 Queens South Africa Medal with 6 bars (Belfast, Laings Nek, Relief of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Tugela Heights, Cape colony)
    2 Kings South Africa Medal 2 bars (1901, 1902),
    3 1914 – 1918 British War Medal ,
    4 Victory medal

    BAKER
    Pte (Private)/H E (Henry E)/Baker/40870 Royal Inskilling 16 DIV then 30 DIV – WW2 RNZAF Solomons UK then WW2 NZ WW1 1 1914 – 1918 British War Medal
    2 Victory Medal
    3 1939-45 Star
    4 Pacific Star
    5 War Medal
    6 New Zealand War Service Medal

    BARBER
    Spr (Sapper)/JR (John Ronald)/Barber/43713 Mounted Rifles Reinforcment NZEF NZ WW1 1 Victory Medal

    BATES
    T / Bates 1st Battalion Scots Fusilier guards UK Crimea 1 Crimea Medal with Sebastopol Clasp,
    2 Turkish Crimea Medal

    BEATTIE
    Lt (Lieutenant)/M(Malcolm)/Bartlett NZ’er served in UK with Royal Berkshire Regt NZ WW1 1 Kings Empire Veterans “Veterans Medal”

    BROWNE
    Capt (Captain)/G R/Browne 88th Regt UK India Mutiny 1 India Mutiny Medal with Central India Clasp (1857-58 Bar)

    CAMERON
    Sgt (Sergeant)/K E (Kelvin Eric)/Cameron/12-1576 – LOCATED 1st Bn, Auckland Regiment NZ WW1 1 Military Medal,
    2 1914-15 Star,
    3 1914 – 1918 British War Medal
    4 Victory Medal,
    5 Memorial Plaque

    CHURCH
    Sgt (Sergeant)/(MM)/H G (Horace)/Church/511934 1/14th London Regiment UK WW1 WW2 1 Distinguished Conduct Medal

    CLUBB
    Capt (Captain) /F G (Frederick George)/Capt/Clubb/9435 26 Infantry Battalion, 2NZEF NZ WW2 1 Military Cross (1942 Engraved on Reverse)

    COBB
    Lt (Lieutenant)/ W L (Walter Leonard)/Cobb/11/26 Wellington Mounted Rifles, NZ coastal defence (WW2) NZ WW1 & WW2 1 Military Cross
    2 1914-15 star,
    3 Victory medal,
    4 1914 – 1918 British War Medal
    5 NZ war medal 39-45,
    6 British War Medal 1939-45

    COLBECK
    Capt – Maj (Captain – Major)/ R W (Roy Wilfred) /Colbeck/16353 NZEF NZ WW1 1 1914 – 1918 British War Medal
    2 Victory Medal

    COUPER
    Tpr (Trooper)/J F (John Frederick)/Couper/9049 8th Contingent NZ Boer War 1 Queens South Africa Medal with 2 bars (1902 and Transvaal)

    DALE
    Sgt (Sergeant)/J/Dale/T4-244168 Army Service Corps UK WW1 1 British War Medal,
    2 Victory medal,
    3 Meritorious Service Medal

    FEARON
    C/Fireman (23-748/ RF) Auckland City Fire Service NZ WW1 WW2 1 Long Service Medal (5 Year service) from Auckland City Fire Board

    FOSTER
    Foster/ Tpr/2375 ?? ?? ?? 1 Military Medal

    FREKE
    J (John)/Turbit 40th Reg foot UK Peninsular War 1 1793-1814 Military General Service Medal ( 3 clasps Toulouse, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz)

    GARAWAY
    Pte (Private) / A D (Alphonsus Donavan) / Garaway / 82097 2 Div Army Service Corp NZ WW2 1 5th Army Commemorative Medal

    GERKE
    Pte (Private)/H (Harold) /Gerke/ 81464 Machine Gun Corps UK WW1 1 1914- 1918 British War Medal
    2 Victory Medal
    3 Assorted Service Documents

    GIBBS
    Maj (Major)/D (David)/Gibbs/4-01 New Zealand Engineers, 1NZEF NZ WW1 1 Distinguished Service Order and bar,
    2 1914-15 Star,
    3 1914 – 1918 British War Medal
    4 Victory with MID,
    5 Volunteer Officers Decoration
    6 Colonial Auxillary Forces Medal
    7 NZ Long & Efficient Service,
    8 12 year TF
    9 and Miniatures as above

    GILL
    Pte (Private)/E (Edward)/Gill/6-1539 Canterbury Infantry Regiment NZ WW1 1 1914-15 Star,
    2 1914 – 1918 British War Medal
    3 Victory Medal
    4 Memorial Plaque

    GILLILAND
    Pte (Private)/S (Samuel)/Gilliland Waikato Regt Then Imperial Commissariat Transport Corp NZ New Zealand Wars 1 NZ Medal 1861-66

    GUTTERY
    Pte (Private)/ H (Harry)/Guttery/78884 (NZEF) NZ WW1 1 British War Medal

    HANCOCK
    Hancock/J (John) Imperial Commissariat Transport Corps NZ New Zealand Wars 1 NZ war medal 1861 -66

    HURLEY
    Pte (Private)/ D J (Dennis Jerome)/Hurley/33525 24 Infantry Battalion NZ WW2 1 Memorial cross

    JACKSON
    Jackson/E (Edith)/H/Nurse New Zealand Army Nursing Service NZ Ww2 1 1939-45 Star,
    2 Atlantic Star,
    3 Pacific Star,
    4 Italy Star,
    5 British War Medal,
    6 NZ War Service Medal

    KEARTON
    Kearton/T/Lt (Lieutenant) New Zealand Engineers NZ WW2 1 Italy Star

    KENNEDY
    Cpl (Corporal)/ H C (Harry Charles)/Kennedy/490552 2NZEF NZ Post WW2 1 QEII Silver Jubilee Medal (1977)

    KHAN
    Khan/Adum/Pte/ – LOCATED 29th Regt Bn NI ?? Afghanistan 1878-80 1 Kabul to Kandahar Star

    LARDNER
    Lardner/ J (Joseph) /Deck Hand / 18165-DA Royal Naval Reserve UK WW1 1 1914-1919 British War Medal

    LANGSTONE
    Langstone/Alice/Mrs St John Members NZ 1930 – 1960 Order of St John Commander

    LANGSTONE
    Langstone/S E (Sidney Edward) /Mr St John Members NZ 1930 – 1960 1 Knight of St John Star and Neck Badge.
    2 Order of St John Commander

    LYNN
    Lynn/EW/Bombardier/73679 27 Brigade , Royal Field Artillery UK WW1 1 Military Medal
    2 1914-15 Star
    3 1914 – 1918 British War Medal
    4 Victory Medal,
    5 British War Medal 1939-45

    MALTON
    Malton/G (George)/Pte (Private) Auckland militia Regt Then Imperial Commissariat Transport Corp NZ New Zealand Wars 1 NZ War Medal 1861-67

    MARRIOT
    Marriot/FH/Sgt (Sergeant) /26721 – LOCATED 385 Battery Royal Field Artillery NZ WW1 1 1914-15 Star

    MASON
    Mason/ G W (Geoffrey Waller) / Cpl (Corporal) / 19043947 Seaforth highlanders and General Service Corp plus Malaysian Police UK Malaya 1 1x unspecified medal (Possibly Police medal or General Service Medal for Malaysian emergency)

    MASSEY
    Massey/R C (Robert Claremont)/6-102 Canterbury Infantry Rifles NZ WWI 1 Victory medal
    2 RSA badge

    MCARTHUR
    McArthur/J (James)/Pte (Private) Auckland militia Regt Then Imperial Commissariat Transport Corp NZ New Zealand Wars 1 NZ Medal 1861-66

    MCKAY
    McKay/C T (Charles Thomas) /Pte (Private) NZEF NZ WW1 1 1914 – 1918 British War Medal

    MCLELLAND
    McLelland / J / Cpl (Corporal) ?? ?? Boer War 1 Queens South Africa Medal Medal x 3 bars

    MCNIE
    McNie/L A (Louie Alexa)/Matron/22-144 NZ Army Nursing Service NZ WW1 1 Royal Red Cross Medals 1st Class
    2 Royal Red Cross Medals 2nd class

    MILES
    Miles/R (Reginald)/Brig (Brigadier) /2-1045 Field Artillery NZ WW1 WW2 1 CBE military
    2 Bar to DSO

    MILLAR
    Millar/O M (Owen Mclean)/Pte (Private) /14460 Auckland Infantry NZ WW1 1 Victory Medal

    MITCHELL
    Mitchell/ J M (John Morgan) /Brig(Brigadier) /22999 New Zealand Artillery NZ WW2 1 Knight the Order of St John of Jerusalem

    MITCHELL
    Mitchell/W H (William Henry)/Sgt (Sergeant) 90th Regiment UK Crimea 1 Turkish Crimea Medal

    MOORE
    Moore/H (Henry)/Civilian Civilian Bullock Driver in the Imperial Commissariat Transport Corp NZ New Zealand Wars 1 NZ War Medal 1861-69

    MURRELL
    Murrell/S A (Sydney Allan)/Lt (Lieutenant) /1-557 5th Wellington NZ WW1 1 14-15 Star,
    2 Victory Medal,
    3 1914 – 1918 British War Medal
    4 Memorial Plaque

    PHILLIPS
    Phillips/R (Robert)/Sgt (Sergeant) /8/4205 NZEF NZ WW1 1 Military Medal,
    2 1914 – 1918 British War Medal
    3 Victory medal
    PUSSELL
    Pussell/O T (Osbert Thorndon)/ Cpl (Corporal)/ 4492 New Zealand Army service Corp NZ WW2 1 1939 – 45 Star,
    2 Africa Star,
    3 War Medal 1939 – 45 with MID Clasp
    4 NZ War Service Medal
    5 Assorted service documents

    QUIGLEY
    Quigley/J (John)/Pte (Private) /9165 also S/N 175089 Worcestshire Regt UK WW1 1 India General Service 1908-1935 with Afghanistan North West Frontier Clasp –
    2 Victory Medal
    3 1914-1919 British War Medal

    REID
    Reid/W (William)/Pte (Private) Auckland Militia Regt Then Imperial Commissariat Transport Corp NZ New Zealand Wars 1 NZ Medal 1861-66

    RICE
    Rice/A/Pte (Private)/850 2/D Cornwall Light Infantry UK Egypt 1882 – 89 1 Egypt medal C/W Nile clasp 1884-85

    ROSE
    Rose/W (William) 79th Reg’ UK Waterloo 1 Waterloo medal 1815 (copy)

    SEAWARD
    Seaward/C F (Cyril Frederick)/Lt Col (Lieutenant Colonel)/13-455(WW1) 69402 (WW2) Auckland Mounted Rifle, 1NZEF, Dunsterforce, 35th Battalion 2NZEF NZ WW1 1 DSO,
    2 MC
    3 1914-15 Star,
    4 1914 – 1918 British War Medal
    5 Victory Medal,
    6 1939-45 Star,
    7 Pacific Star,
    8 BDM,
    9 British War Medal 1939-45,
    10 NZ War Service Medal,
    11 GRV & Mary Jubilee,
    12 ED

    SHARMAN
    Sharman/T (Thomas)/Pte (Private) Auckland Militia Regt Then Imperial Commissariat Transport Corp NZ New Zealand Wars 1 NZ Medal 1861-66

    SHERRARD
    Sherrard/S.E.G/Lt Col (Lieutenant Colonel)/30429 Royal New Zealand Army Nursing Corps NZ WW2 1 Royal Red Cross Medal, 2nd class,
    2 1939-45 Star,
    3 Pacific Star,
    4 BDM,
    5 British War Medal 1939-45,
    6 NZ War Service Medal,
    7 QE II Coronation Medal 1953

    STEVENSON
    Stevenson/M (Mathew)/Pte (Private) 2nd Waikato Regt Then Imperial Commissariat Transport Corp NZ New Zealand Wars 1 NZ Medal 1861-66

    STOTT
    Stott/ G W (George William) / Pte (Private)/45751 New Zealand NZ WW1 1 1914 – 1918 British War Medal

    THOMPSON
    Thompson/F H (Francis Henry)/82364 NZ WW2 1 1939-45 Star,
    2 Italy Star
    3 British War Medal With MID Clasp
    4 NZ War Service Medal

    THOMPSON
    Thompson/ W H (William Holden) /10565 Scots Guard UK WW1 1 1914- 1918 British War Medal
    2 Victory Medal

    WADHAM
    Wadham/R E G (Ralph Edwin George) /WOII (Warrant Officer Second Class) / 36086/ New Zealand Army Ordinance Corps NZ
    WW2 1 1939-45 Star,
    2 Africa Star With 8th Army Clasp,
    3 Italy Star,
    4 Defence Medal,
    5 War Medal 1939-45,
    6 NZ War Service Medal

    WHITE
    White/F A (Francis Angus)/Pte (Private) Auckland Rifle Volunteers NZ New Zealand Wars 1 NZ War Medal

    WILSON
    Wilson/ M W (Mary Webster)/ Lt Col (Lieutenant Colonel)/ 200857 and 822536 New Zealand Army Nursing Service then Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps NZ WW2 1 Royal Red Cross Medal

    YORSTON
    Yorston/A (Archibald)/E (Egilshay)/Maj (Major)/ WW2 S/N -291904 – TF S/N – 200079 Royal New Zealand Artillery NZ WW2 1 1939-45 Defence Medal,
    2 NZ War Service Medal
    and Miniatures
    3 QE II Coronation Medal ,
    4 Defence Medal,
    5 British War Medal 1939-45
    6 TF Efficiency Decoration

    #16818

    miller103
    Member

    I recently received this email posted below from Walter Willis regarding stolen medals and I am posting in the forum at his request to assist in the recovery. There are some rare pieces that should attract some attention if the thieves attempt to sell the material. So if anyone hears or suspects anything, the contact details are listed below.

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