Have you ever wondered what happened to your relatives’ service medals? Possibly they are with another member of the family, or maybe lost or stolen, or it could be that they have never been claimed by your family.
The Medals Section of each of the Defence Forces Navy, Army and Air-Force Departments, have literally thousands of unclaimed medals dating back to the First World War. It was not uncommon for folk to not bother applying for their entitlement. For some, it only served as a reminder of the horrors they witnessed, and for others it just didn’t seem important. Whatever the reasons, and no matter how long they remain unclaimed, the entitlement of the ex-serviceman or woman, or indeed, their next of kin, still stands.
Some relevent addresses:
P.O. Box 5922 South Windsor NSW, 2756