Medals re-homed

Franklin County News - - OUT & ABOUT -

Fan­tas­tic de­tec­tive work from Franklin RSA’s Stoney Burke has led to three World War I medals given to a great niece of the orig­i­nal owner.

The medals, a 1914-1915 Star, a Bri­tish War Medal and a vic­tory medal, were found at the Pukekohe Sal­va­tion Army Fam­ily Store on Tobin St re­cently, tucked away in some clothes draw­ers that were do­nated to the char­ity.

The war medals be­longed to Sis­ter Eileen Hanan, who served in hos­pi­tals, and hos­pi­tal ships through­out the war.

Burke, who is a vol­un­teer at the Auck­land War Me­mo­rial Mu­seum, was able to search through the mu­seum’s data­base.

He was able to lo­cate a rel­a­tive of Hanan, Jill Hyn­d­man, who was Hanan’s great niece.

She was thrilled to be able to give the medals a good home.

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