Monday, 25 July 2011

The Medal Reunited Project

The Medal Reunited Project began in May 2011 after a client had asked me to try and locate their ancestors service medals from the Great War 1914-1918. Scouring the internet I came across various "half hearted" sites that enabled users to post names they are researching or sellers to post what they had. With no real advertising of these sites and with no incentive to dealers to advertise they success rate I can only assume is not great.

The Medal Reunited Project began actively sourcing who had what and who was looking for who. A database was established and a searchable list produced for those sourcing particular names to search and identify those medals located.

In June 2011 the project signed up to help support the exceptional charity Help For Heroes, with regular donations from money received for the project being made.

The project continues to go from strength to strength and now lists over 3000 medals located and growing at a rate of 150 new medals per week!

The project has focused on British WW1 medals but aims to expand to include various allied medals, WW2 and other campaigns in the near future.

The project is membership based and a small membership fee is required to help maintain this worthwhile project.

To view more details or the project itself please visit  The Medal Reunited Project.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the project so far.
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1 comment:

  1. What a great project to be involved in. A wonderful idea. Much luck!
    Regards,
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

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