Found, World War 1 Service Medal Apr 25, 2016 11:12:23 GMT 12
Post by rone on Apr 25, 2016 11:12:23 GMT 12
I have a slightly marked service medal, no ribbon sadly. It was found by me while carrying out earthworks at the site of the Farmers / Deka warehouse in 1996. The site had previously been a dairy farm at East Tamaki, Auckland. The medal was exposed during topsoil stripping near where the original farm house had been. I have previously contacted the Army Museum in an attempt to find any history of the person named on the medal. I have never received any response or reply. I thought I may have been able to locate any descendants of the person and offer it to them. I know many old soldiers threw their medals away so as not to be reminded of what they had been through. This may be how this ended up in what had been a paddock, or it may have been lost somewhere in the old house and ended up in the paddock when the house was destroyed. I have been curious ever since finding it, just thought to share the story here in the hope that someone with better knowledge than me can start me in the right direction to locate the medal's history and the owners descendants.