Kym Abell
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Service Medals
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Im currently trying to find my Grandfathers war medals. They were stolen quite a few years back and my Grandfather also has passed on. Im trying to find them for my Mum and Im wondering how I go…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Allen Feb 17.

 

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Elizabeth Allen replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"Gilroy, If you contact Christies in Sydney they should be able to help regarding how much they cost The link is in this thread Elizabeth"
Feb 17
Gilroy Huckstepp replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"How much does it costs to replace medals? My father was in the Navy.  He served in WW2, Korea & Vietnam.  He also was to get a medal from the Philippines Gov, I have the letter but not the medal.  is there any others that…"
Feb 15
Elizabeth Allen replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"Kym,  Well that was quick - we have to wait 180 days for my husband Fathers records from Canberra but they are not his WW2 records which we have but subsequent CMF records which cannot be put online with his war records even though he is…"
Dec 20, 2013
Kym Abell replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"Right after I posted my reply they sent me a response to say it was dispatched today. More than likely given my location it will take about 7 days.  Perhaps longer with Christmas.  Hopefully there is something legible on there as you say…"
Dec 20, 2013
Elizabeth Allen replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"Kym,   Let's hope you can get a full record or one that is more legible than the online one It seems that someone had already requested it I had to wait weeks for a reply from army records so hope you hear from the Navy records soon I…"
Dec 20, 2013
Kym Abell replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"Thank you for your help thus far, it has proved invaluable."
Dec 20, 2013
Kym Abell replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"We did see the photograph but didnt see the head stone that was linked to it. Thank you for the head stone photograph. To answer your question Im not sure if someone has requested them prior to us as they were digitised when I started my…"
Dec 20, 2013
Elizabeth Allen replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"Kym,  I found a photo of your grandfather on the war memorial site http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/118844/ there is also a photo of his headstone in Grafton if you want it   Elizabeth"
Dec 20, 2013
Elizabeth Allen replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"Kym,  I didn't realize that your Grandfather was in the Navy & not the Army so the above info I listed is not relevant   I checked his listing and there are two pages already online but I am sure you have already read these…"
Dec 20, 2013
Kym Abell replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"Oh I better put in another request for a full service record.  Do you have the link for that as I seem to get lost in the site for some reason. It seems easy to navigate but I keep ending up at the same spot :/   Im not sure about the…"
Dec 19, 2013
Elizabeth Allen replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"Kym,  I got a reply about my Father in laws service records  some of which for WW2 are already posted online but he was also in the CMF in the 1960's so will post it to clarify what I said previously as I was getting rather…"
Dec 19, 2013
Elizabeth Allen replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"Kim,  I have just received a message from the National archives about my father in laws WW2 records which we had requested Apparently they said their policy is now to not put these digitially online but you can request a copy sent by post This…"
Dec 19, 2013
Elizabeth Allen replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"Kym,  To get his full service record online through the National Archives I think the fee was about $16 last time I looked Maybe you only have a summary of his listing and not the full record - you need to request the record and then it will be…"
Dec 19, 2013
Kym Abell replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"Oh Elizabeth Im not sure. I did ask my mum but she said she doesnt think so only because he was so proud of his medals but never wanted to talk about it.    I didnt have to pay for the service record, does that sound right?"
Dec 18, 2013
Elizabeth Allen replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"Kym,  I meant could they possibly have been his fathers from WW1 maybe? Elizabeth"
Dec 18, 2013
Kym Abell replied to Kym Abell's discussion Service Medals
"Hmmm Im thinking I need to wait for the service records. No one else was in the war in our family at this time.    Will sit tight until I can continue my search furthure. Will let you know how I go once I get the records"
Dec 18, 2013

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