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Seeking WWI medals of Thomas George Drew
Thomas Drew - Service No: 2796. Enlisted 27 September 1916, discharged 5 April 1919 from 9th Field Company Engineers. Awarded 1914/15 Star, British War Medal (63310) and the Victory medal (61172). He died on 17 October 1960 in Melbourne.
Contact: Corryn Costello
151 George Ernest HARRISON
Two medals one missing, two sets miniatures.
Contact: Wauchope RSL Sub branch Pension Office (Ray Knapp MSM)
02 6586 4488
PTE George Alexander
Among my great-uncle's effects after he died in 1978, a WWI British War Medal for his first wife's husband: 701 - PTE G ALEXANDER 4-L.H.R. A.I.F. Private George Alexander was born in 1872 in Richmond, Australia. His next of kin was a woman named Emma Watterson of Richmond. He was killed in action in 1917.
Contact: Janice E Bryant
USA 405-759-2487
Corporal Frank Douglas Smith RAAF
WWII Medals found. DOB 12 May 1916, Wyong NSW; next of Kin Thelma Smith.
Contact: Wayne Hoffmann
03 5342 0658
WWII Medals George Boulton Twemlow
Service Number - QX8888; DOB 10 Dec 1909; Place of Birth - Goodna Qld; Place of enlistment - Kelvin Grove Qld; Next of Kin - Mary Twemlow. Medals handed in to Redcliffe RSL.
Contact: Darlene Brown
07 3897 6060
Richard Edward Gordon WWII
Medals belonging to Richard were lost in stolen luggage from Bradley Street, Goulburn about the year 2000.
Contact: Richard Gordon jnr.
0417 385 256
John Daniel CARROLL
WWII Medals, 1939–1945 Star, Atlantic Star, Defence Medal, War Medal & Aust Service Medal and others, including a 60 year anniversary medal, awarded to my father Flight Lieutenant John Daniel CARROLL, 429425. Stolen from our home in Brisbane on 23/24 Feb 2013.
Contact: Julie Stower
0409 868 841
Private William Collins – 3268
Searching for my great uncle's WWI medals. Joined 6th Bn on 7 Jul 1915. Medal details: 1914/15 Star (63533); British War Medal (22071); Victory Medal (21937).
Contact: Doug Collins
0418 269 175
G.K. Goodwin R67212
Returned from active service badge for G.K.Goodwin R67212. (Very salty).
Contact: Greg Goodwin
0417 638 278
Arthur Ernest Richardson 1889
Seeking my grandfather's WW1 service medals that were lost in Melbourne.

Contact: Susan Richardson
Sgt. Edward John Gillham
148194 Royal Field Artillery WW1. Lost medals are Star, Victory, British War and Belgium Croix de Guerra 1st class.

Contact: Edward Gillham
08 8536 8065
Ken Hawthorne
Aust Service medals went missing 40 plus years ago. Info for their return would be much appreciated. Contact Ken Hawthorne (details below).
Contact: Jill Abrahams
0413 406 805
5141 Leif Larsen
British War Medal 1914/20 number 9298 and Allied Victory Medal number 9244. May be in the hands of a collector, but the family are keen to gain possession of them. Contact Rick Larsen (rick18@iinet.net.au).

Contact: Jim Hislop
02 6024 6492
Edward Patrick GRIFFIN 1191
Served WW1 Alexandra/France as gunner. Issued 1914/15 Star No 7288, British War Medal No 7896 & Victory Medal No 7833. Medals went missing 2001/02.
Contact: Joan Mary Bateman (nee Griffin)
0400 194 690
John William Laycock 2416
Aust Victory Medal with King George 5th on front belonging to my great uncle. Lost Anzac Day 2015 around Hershell or George Sts Brisbane. Original ribbon could be attached.
Contact: Connie Battley
conniebattley@yahoo.com.au
N M Clark
Seeking family of the late N M Clark, W84442 RAN. I have her Australian Defence Medal, including a WW2 relative badge with one star.

Contact: C R Smee
0417 347 865
1914-1918 medal Sub H Hodgson
Inscribed 7 A/Sub H. Hodgson 10 BN A.I.F. The ribbon is missing.

Contact: Alex Whitworth
Medal, no ribbon TX4438 M N Everett
British War Medal belonging to Max Noel Everett TX4438 (T255667) handed in to Glenorchy RSL Tasmania.

Contact: Mary Meech
0362 726 920

Notices

Seeking Cpl Steve "Stricko" Strickland
Trying to locate Steve. Last known post was 6RAR mess in 1983. Any info about him or his contact details would be appreciated.
Contact: David Horne
0488 639 201
Seeking D J Warne
1736062 D J Warne 4 RAR Adm. Coy. (Transport). A National Serviceman who possibly served in SVN. A labelled item of field gear has found its way to WA many years ago. Happy to return by arrangement.
Contact: Graeme Johnson
08 9383 2282 (evenings)
LT COL George Edward Colvin (1903-1975)
2 RAR Museum is seeking relatives of the late LTCOL George Colvin (1903-1975). He served all during WW2 in the 9th DIV. In 1934 he married Florence Hannah Williams at St Jude's Anglican Church, Randwick; they were later to be divorced. On 22 Nov 1952 he married a widow Alma Beryl ('Pat') Bolger, née Ryan. He died on 6 December 1975, his wife survived him, as did the son of his first marriage.
Contact: Jason Harrison
0419 749 198
Battle for Australia National Commemoration
The annual Battle for Australia National Commemoration will be held in the Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard of the Australian War Memorial on Wednesday 5 September 2018 commencing at 11:00 am. Those attending should be seated by 10:45 am.
Contact: COL John Jackson RFD ED (Retd)
02 6288 3373
Seeking Richard Green
He was at the Airforce Base west of Sydney in the late 1960s. I would like to know what happened to him over the years.
Contact: Sandra-Lea Carmady
0420 560 747
Seeking CPO Bill Hollis
Bill served with me on submarines, etc up to 1986.
Contact: Terry (Rocky) Gannon (ex CPORSSM)
0458 518 088
Seeking members of 1Pl. A Coy 6RAR Vietnam 69-70
Seeking contact with, or contact details for, the following personnel who served with me in 1 Platoon A Company 6 RAR, in Vietnam during 1969-70. 2792237 Alan Emery, 2789523 Glenn Griffiths, 3795382 Trevor Jones, 3794133 Colin Nicol and 5716153 Kim Thomas. I am putting a photo album together including every member who served with 1 Pl. during that time. I need photos of these members to complete the Album.
Contact: Barry Francis
07 4123 4039 / 0466 013 365
Seeking info on the late Lt.Cdr. Gerald Chester Carter RAN & Family
Carter married Canadian Elaine Crombie in Sydney in October 1941. Known to have had one daughter, Gillian. Served HMAS Nizam in WW2.
Contact: Des Lambley
506 Signal Troop Nui Dat May 66 - Apr 67
I would like to communicate with anyone associated with Stan Haas during that time of service in VN. I appreciate the story and photos posted by Ned Tindale in Pronto. Any others? Thank you!
Contact: Greg Wirt
0408 964 604
NAA Port Macquarie
Port Macquarie Sub Branch meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1730 at the West Port Club. Bi monthly outings and social gatherings. All ex-service personnel invited to attend. Dinner follows at the West Port Club. Look forward to seeing you there - memberships are available.
Contact: Philip Boxhall
0432 598 782
NAA Port Macquarie
Port Macquarie Sub Branch meets third Wednesday of the month at 1730 at the West Port Club. Bi monthly outings and social gatherings. All ex service personnel invited to attend. Dinner follows at the West Port Club. Look forward to seeing you there - memberships are available.
Contact: Philip Boxhall
0432 598 782
Rory McGuire, 110 Signals Sqn
Seeking Rory 2789606 Saigon 1969, room mate.
Contact: Alan Proud
02 4951 4036
Ian and Stephen Ch/Shadwick
Searching for my twin brothers, who I believe were in the “services” - Airforce or Navy. Our mother was Cynthia May Passmore (dec. Jan 4 2016) and we were separated at birth, I am told, by adoption. I have little information but I believe their names are Ian and Stephen Ch/Shadwick; they trained in Perth WA, stationed in Brisbane and Sydney? I hope that someone knows of them and helps me find them.
Contact: Carol Maney
0455 022 268
Seeking Lindsay John Cameron
Looking to contact Lindsay John Cameron who underwent naval training at HMAS Cerberus (Vic) in either 1954 or 1957. He may have come from WA. Any info about him or his contact details would be appreciated.
Contact: L Cameron
0407 928 540
Pilgrimage to Malaysia in 2019
The annual pilgrimage to Malaysia will take place from Wednesday 12 June to Sunday 16 June 2019. This event is conducted by the National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association of Australia, and held in the West Malaysian city of Ipoh. Details can be found on www.nmbvaatasinc.com. Direct contact can be made with the NMBVAA International Liaison Officer, Ian Holthouse on 0477 160 097 or email iholthouse@hotmail.com
Contact: Ken McNeill
(03) 6383 4677

Reunions

14th Intake (4/68)
2 October 2018
Globe Hotel, Perth
EOIs are requested with phone numbers and email addresses for the 50th Anniversary of the 4/68 Intake at Puckapunyal. Further details to come nearer the date. Also let mates from then know.
Contact Brian Kessey 9309 1683/0429 309 168 (kessey@wn.com.au), Rick Fisher 9243 0075/0400 194 869 (piscator@iinet.net.au), Geoff Legge (geoffads@iinet.net.au), Geoff Little 0414 485 501 (geoffrey.little@bigpond.com) or Bob Meeks (see below).
Contact: Rob Meeks
08 9384 2557 or 0414 384 239
76th Anniversary of the unit service on Horn Island, 34 Hy AA Battery Assn and 131 Hy AA Battery Assn
13 September 2018
Angliss Restaurant, 550 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Wives and children are encouraged to attend.
Contact: Gordon Cameron
03 5983 1602
4/78 WRAAC School Recruit Course
5 October 2018
Brisbane
40th Anniversary of joining the Army. Anyone who was on 4/78 WRAAC Recruit Course at WRAAC School, and would like to attend the anniversary weekend, please contact Karen.
Contact: Karen Martin (nee Cornish)
0411 067 173
Royal Australian Navy Band Association Inc
25 October 2018
Twin Towns Service Club, Tweed Heads
25 - 28 October 2018. We are celebrating 25 years of operation. A highlight of the reunion will be a Concert performed by the Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band at the Currumbin RSL. All former musicians of the RAN are welcome.
Contact: Ralph Daines
02 6587 767 / 0405 380751
HMAS STALWARTS 50th Anniversary of her Commissioning in conjunction with Annual All Ships, Rates & Ranks Reunion
16 November 2018
Ballina RSL Sub Section NAA
Ahoy there Shipmates, Wrans, Matlots, Shipettes, MOBI'S, Muppets, etc. It's Stalwart's 50th Anniversary of her Commissioning. So come & catch up with a Shipmate, Ships Company, etc. Contact me for registration forms, CUT OFF 13 Nov. 8 per table, get in quick. Or drop in at the RSL & ask the friendly staff for assistance. SEA you there?
Contact: Ross "Dino" Dinning
0437 180 597
HMAS Leeuwin 48th Collins/Waltons
27 July 2018
Twin Towns Services Club Tweed Heads
27–29 July 2018.
Contact: Malcolm Weight
0423 648 046
2/4 RAR Association 45th Reunion
9 August 2018
Townsville
9–12 Aug 2018. Advance notice is provided to mark the date in your calendar. Further details to follow on our website.
Contact: Gary Jiear
0417 723 500
Naval Health Services Reunion/Conference
24 August 2018
Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour
24–26 Aug 2018. All ex and serving personnel are welcome. Hosted by NSW Naval Health Services. Event coincides with the Dental Branch's 100 years. Events are a 'meet and greet' on Friday and dinner on Sat night.
Contact: Lorraine Grey
0416 136 826
Navy Cooks
7 September 2018
Darwin Sailing Club, Fannie Bay
7–9 Sept 2018. All ex and current serving members are invited. Contact Ray Green, 0407 708 051 or raymond.green10@bigpond.com or Smouch (GM) for details. Cost will be $150.


Contact: Greg Smith (Smouch)
0439 892 533
HMAS Otway 50 Year Reunion
14 September 2018
Coolangatta
Members of the 1968 original commissioning crew are invited to celebrate 50 years since the submarine arrived in Aust. A registration fee is required to cover the costs of catering.
Contact: Thor Lund
0409 591 359
25th Junior Recruit intake HMAS Leeuwin Oct 1968
4 October 2018
Fremantle Area
All members, families and relatives are welcome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the start of their naval career. Please contact Ian to be kept informed.
Contact: Ian Astill
0417 178 223
Ops Room Association
12 October 2018
Wrest Point Casino
12–14 Oct 2018. Fri Meet n Greet - Wrest Point; Sat Dinner Dance - Wrest Point, Naval Band; Sun Peppermint Bay Cruise.
Contact: Barney Hanson
0439 903 654
Air Force Health Services Assoc
12 October 2018
Caloundra RSL
12–14 Oct 2018. Any person who has served at any Air Force Health unit within Aust or overseas, irrespective of category or mustering, are invited. For more information, contact Pete Matthey (below) or Geoff Cagney, cagscamp@tpg.com.au or 0414 727 680.
Contact: Peter Matthey
0408 289 562
Regulators, Coxswains, Naval Police and Naval Police Coxswain
19 October 2018
Maroochy RSL
19–20 Oct 2018. For all former and current serving of above.
Contact: Gary Atkinson
0424 109 732
RAAF Catering
19 October 2018
Wagga Wagga - Astor Hotel
19–21 Oct 2018. All serving and ex serving members of RAAF Catering are invited to attend. Dinner on 19 Oct commences at 1800 hrs.


Contact: Bill Sullivan
0417 218 579
27 Intake RAAF Apprentice
27 October 2018
Gold Coast
27–29 Oct 2018. A number of former members are still missing - Mark Batkin & Phil Stephens (A/F), Phil Edwards, Eddie Jung, Les Wilson (Eng), Tony Clarke (MT), Geoff Duncan (Inst) & Richard Godfrey (Elec). Facebook - 27 Intake RAAF Apprentices.
Contact: Dutchy Holland or Steve Romano
07 5522 2255 / 0414 993 207
Air Defenders Malaysia
8 November 2018
Adelaide Shores Caravan Park
8–13 Nov 2018. Members welcome.
Contact: Bob McEvoy
0412 310 947
50 year Anniversary: Headquarters 1st Aust Task Force
15 November 2018
Phillip Island Big 4 Caravan Park, Newhaven
15–19 Nov 2018. HQ1ATF Assoc, with its D & E Platoon, will be holding their reunion in Nov 2018. The event will culminate with a remembrance service and dinner at the National Vietnam Veterans Museum on Phillip Island on 18 Nov.
Contact: John Verhelst
0437 212 121
1st Armoured Regiment - 50th Anniversary Coral Balmoral
16 November 2018
Adelaide
16–18 Nov 2018. All ex members/members are welcome. Registration/Meet and Greet 16 Nov – Intercontinental Hotel; Cambrai Day 17 Nov – TBA at 1st Armoured Regiment; Gala Dinner – Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval 6:30pm – 12:00am.
Contact: Mark Reid or Des Thompson
0439 646 116 / 0408 156 482
50th Anniversary of 106 Field Workshop RAEME/Incl 106 Stores Sect
19 November 2018
Steeples Mornington
Sadly the formal structure of our unit assoc is disbanding. However, informally we shall continue. Our first lunch is to celebrate the raising of our unit in a War Zone (the first since WWII) on the Order of Battle with 1 ATF Nui Dat on 1 Nov 1968.
Contact: Milton Pearson
A Coy 3 Bn Second Tour
17 August 2018
Maroochydore RSL
17-19 August 2018. Fri 17 Aug, Meet & Greet; Sat 18 Aug, March & Dinner; Sun 19 Aug free get-together. Please RSVP to Paul.
Contact: William (Paul) Larkings
0412 621 032
RAAF Clerical Reunion 2018
29 September 2018
Wagga Wagga
Calling all RAAF CLK, CLKA, CLKFA, CLKG, CLKM, EDASST, PCS, PSASSES musterings and commissioned officer categories of ADMINO, EDO, FINACCTO and PCO. Join current and former members and colleagues for a relaxing weekend. After dinner speaker, tours and display of clerical-related memorabilia & photos. Further details and a registration form are available from the contact officer.
Contact: Chris Thomas
0431 737 630
14th National Service Intake WA
2 October 2018
Globe Hotel, Wellington Street, Perth
Seeking members of the 14th National Service Intake (WA), 2nd October,1968; for a Reunion, 1100hrs -1500hrs.
Contact: Ray Evans
0407 986 532
Canberra Naval Engineering
9 November 2018
Tuggeranong Valley Rugby Union & Amateur Sports Club, Ricardo Street, Wanniassa, ACT
All serving, retired and civilian members of the Royal Australian Navy Engineering branches are cordially invited
Contact: Lyn Jensen
Nashos WA Group
1 December 2018
Gosnells Hotel WA
National servicemen and their partners are welcome to join us from 11.30 am - casual clothing. Meals and drinks are at hotel prices. Come along and meet other Nashos and have a fun day.
Contact: Bob McGuire
0402 576 086