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Army October 27, 2011
AGOOD idea 11 years
ago has reunited 1000
Australian families with
the lost campaign med-
als of their forebears.
Lost Medals Australia (LMA)
reached the happy milestone on
September 25 when founder Lt-Col
Glyn Llanwarne returned the medals
of World War II veteran Pte Trevana
Taylor to his family in Victoria.
Lt-Col Llanwarne said he had the
idea after seeing campaign medals at
auctions and second-hand stalls after
his return from East Timor in 2000.
"I received my own campaign
medals and I had my father's and
grandfather's medals and I thought
any of those," Lt-Col Llanwarne
"At the time my wife and I were
going to second-hand auctions and
there were medals on sale and I
naively thought I could do some-
thing about it."
Word of mouth of Lt-Col
Llanwarne's work has resulted in an
exponential increase in the workload
in the past few
2009, LMA had
returned 400 sets
of medals, while
600 have been
returned in the
past two years.
the increase was
mainly due to
an expanded network, tools such
as genealogy networks and simply
that more people were aware of his
He is still amazed at how medals
are lost and the stories of those who
bring medals to him to reunite with
In one case, a set of medals
was found in the roof of a house
23 years after the new occupants
had bought the house as a deceased
But Lt-Col Llanwarne said it
was still a gift that kept on giv-
ing. He has 300 sets of medals in
process at the moment and he is
looking forward to the return of the
second thousand set of medals to
He said there was more aware-
ness of the significance of the med-
als and people also wanted them
returned to the appropriate owners.
"With the resurgence of interest
in Anzac Day in the past 25 years,
more people are conscious of a fam-
ily's military history and they want
to see these things returned."
At this writing, LMA is up to the
1003rd set of medals returned.
for lost medals
Headed home: Lt-Col Glyn Llanwarne examines a set of medals to be returned
to a veteran's family (above) and (below) Lt-Col Llanwarne with some of the
medals he has returned over the years.
Photo by Graham McBean
Some 1000 medals have been returned to Australian families over
the last decade, Graham McBean reports.
Twice lucky for one digger
FOR a serviceman to lose
his medals is an almost
unbearable loss -- but
to lose the replacement
Pte Trevana Richard
Isaac Taylor had his original
medals stolen about 16 years
ago, according to his family.
He then applied for a
However, the replace-
ment medals also went miss-
ing after the veteran's funer-
al in 2001 where the medals
were placed on his coffin.
What happened to the
medals has been a mystery
to the family ever since.
Even more mysterious is
how they managed to resur-
face in a Southern Cross
Recycling charity clothing
bin in August this year.
Pat Gauci at Southern
Cross Recycling contacted
the RSL in Victoria.
Mysteries aside, the
medals are now back with
Pte Taylor's son, John, who
plans to have them mounted.
Something his father
never got around to doing.
They will then be stored
for safe keeping. As John
said "you don't get lucky
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