With­held war medals

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

AS­SIS­TANT Min­is­ter for Defence Dar­ren Ch­ester an­nounced vet­er­ans and their fam­i­lies can get for­feited mil­i­tary medals when he re­ceived a re­port on war ser­vice medals that were not is­sued this month.

Mr Ch­ester said the Defence Hon­ours and Awards Ap­peals Tri­bunal in­quired into the with­hold­ing of medals from serv­ing per­son­nel from 1939 un­til now.

He said the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment would con­sider the re­port, and while there was no record of those, and their fam­i­lies, who did not get medals, they should now con­tact the Depart­ment of Defence.

Call 1800 333 362 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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