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Leonard Bridger
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great work by Bill. The
story of the medals of 439080 FSGT Leonard Arthur Bridger and the search for his family is so very much like many of the searches Glyn and I have conducted lately. Derek who had the medals was never very sure of their history, o...

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James Bruce
This search took Bill almost a decade. For followers of this blog, the competition between
Glyn and myself to how quickly we can return medals, does at times lead to some
funny stories about the nature of the return and how quickly medals have been
returned...

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J.F Lysaght
While a
phone call announcing the death of a former Vice-President of an RSL Club can
present a challenge, few Secretaries expect a follow call from the family
concerned that whilst cleaning out the Vice-President's house, they had found a box full of
medal...

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Percy Cornford
As soon as I received the WWII medals awarded to 54430 LAC Percy Alexander Cornford I knew something was amiss. Percy was born in New Zealand in 1899 but by the 1920s he was living in Australia with his wife Mary. Other than a reference to Percy and Mary's ...

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Collective success
Anzac
Day has become over the years, to Glyn and I, an incredible mix of requests for
help to return militaria, not just medals. At
the request of the families involved, we often have to self-censor our research.
This is even to the point of identifying the...

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Lawrie Fox
I was really perplexed when I recently received these medals from the NSW RSL. A WWII war medal and three US medals which have been professionally mounted so someone has gone to the effort to have the group made up. This afternoon when I spoke to the nephew...

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Claude Gerdes
Another story from Bill's 'watch this space' series.  48 PTE Claude Henry Gerdes was an original member of the 11th Battalion having enlisted on 26 August 1914, less than a month after war was declared. Claude
was drowned of Maroubra Beach in 1921. The fish...

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Owen Scholes
When Bill sent me this story he
prefaced it with: ‘this is an odd one’. We
are all familiar with mail that goes astray. But how the medals of N205912 Lance Corporal Owen Geoffrey Scholes , posted in NSW, by Owen’s wife, Mary to her grandson
also in NSW, end...

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Thomas Wheatley
Some medals come to us in the the most sorry condition. Despite all this, each medal, no matter the condition, is unique to all the others due to the veteran's name on it. This British War Medal was awarded to 2725 Thomas Edward Wheatley who served with the...

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An Anzac Day find
Anzac Day means a peak in activity for us. Those interested in their family military history are inspired by the annual commemoration to conduct some research. The majority of contact we get at this time of year falls in to three main categories. Firstly I ...
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