A Kalgoorlie-Boulder man has put out a determined plea to anybody who might have seen his grandfathers struggle medals after they have been stolen from a sea container in Boulder in 2014.
W. Okay. Thirloway was a 25-year-old miner and rifle membership champion from Ora Banda when he left the Goldfields to battle in World War I with the 11th Battalion.
This Anzac Day has reignited John Newbolds ardour to seek out the misplaced medals and he’s providing a $2000 reward for anybody who can deliver them dwelling to him.
I might dearly like to have his struggle medals again, Mr Newbold mentioned.
Theyre of no use to anybody else, Id wish to move them on to my youngsters and their youngsters.
Because its all we acquired left.
After Mr Newbolds mom, Mr Thirloways daughter Janet, died in 2012, Mr Newbold inherited many of her belongings, together with Mr Thirloways medals and his rifle membership championship medallion.
It was a really small medallion on a sequence, which might be very good to have at the moment, he mentioned.
Placed in storage in a sea container on the property the place his son labored on Clancy Street in industrial Boulder, Mr Newbold struggled to unpack the contents he had inherited after the loss of his mom.
It broke my coronary heart each time moving into there, he mentioned.
Mum was the final survivor of the household, and she or he handed away a couple of years again on the age of 90.
After she died I purchased them right here and put it in a sea container and went in in the future and somebody had gone by way of all the things.
I misplaced so much of stuff and havent seen any of it since.
While copies of struggle medals can be found to buy, Mr Newbold mentioned they might not be the identical as having the necessary identify and date particulars on the again.
It brings tears to my eyes, he mentioned. Im very captivated with what these guys did for us and everybody throughout the wars.
Mr Newbold acquired emotional when requested what he would say to the person who took his belongings.
If they have been standing in my footwear I feel they might give them again, positively, he mentioned.
Theres nothing incorrect with a bit of honesty. $2000, its fairly substantial, weren’t speaking about $100.