National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand : Military History & Army War Museum

Medal Investigation

As part of the Police investigation a substantial number of medal groups have been recovered both from Keith Davies and various collectors and dealers from in New Zealand and around the world.

The Museum has also had a number of un-named, specimen, foreign and miniature medals and assorted military badges and books stolen. Due to the problems of positively identifying these items they are not included on the list. However, if you have had dealing with Mr Keith Davies, or if you receive any knowledge of the whereabouts of these items please contact us or the police immediately.

Lets do our best to honour what these medals stand for and the families who were awarded them by undermining the illicit trade of shared, cultural heritage.

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Missing Medal List

Below is a list of named medals ‘unaccounted for’ and considered lost or stolen after an exhaustive police investigation. These medals are symbols of our heritage and our national pride and we ask that you share with us in our efforts to put right such a shameful wrong.

Missing Medals List

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

LOCATED

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)

LOCATED

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)

LOCATED

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)

LOCATED

Auckland Militia Regt Then Imperial Commissariat Transport Corp NZ New Zealand Wars 1 NZ Medal 1861-66

RICE

Rice/A/Pte (Private)/850

LOCATED

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)

LOCATED

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