Defence Force service medal lost at Cessnock Anzac Day march has been returned to Goldstraw family

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HAPPY ENDING: Chloe Goldstraw with her grandfather’s service medal, which was handed in at Cessnock Police Station on Friday after it was lost at the Anzac Day march. Picture: Priscilla Goldstraw

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A Defence Force service medal that was lost at Cessnock’s Anzac Day march has been found.

The medal belonging to Maurice Goldstraw was worn by his granddaughter Chloe, who took part in the march with Nulkaba Public School.

Chloe realised the medal was missing after the service at the war memorial.

But much to the family’s delight, the medal was handed in at Cessnock Police Station on Friday.

“We were starting to think it was gone, we were so happy when the police rang to let us know,” Chloe’s mother Priscilla said.

She said the family would be “forever grateful” to the anonymous person who handed it in.

“From the bottom on my heart thank you so much for handing it in,” she said.

UPDATE: Medal lost at Anzac Day march returned The 2017 Anzac Day march at Abermain. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Abermain. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Abermain. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Abermain. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Abermain. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Abermain. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Abermain. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Abermain. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Abermain. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Abermain. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Abermain. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Abermain. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Abermain. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Abermain. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Weston. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Weston. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Weston. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Weston. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Weston. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Weston. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Weston. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Weston. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The 2017 Anzac Day march at Kurri Kurri. Picture: Krystal Sellars

Hundreds of local school children took part in the 2017 Anzac Day march in Cessnock. Picture: Krystal Sellars

Hundreds of local school children took part in the 2017 Anzac Day march in Cessnock. Picture: Krystal Sellars

Hundreds of local school children took part in the 2017 Anzac Day march in Cessnock. Picture: Krystal Sellars

Hundreds of local school children took part in the 2017 Anzac Day march in Cessnock. Picture: Krystal Sellars

A large crowd gathers at the Cessnock War Memorial for the 2017 Anzac Day service. Picture: Krystal Sellars

A large crowd gathers at the Cessnock War Memorial for the 2017 Anzac Day service. Picture: Krystal Sellars

A large crowd gathers at the Cessnock War Memorial for the 2017 Anzac Day service. Picture: Krystal Sellars

A large crowd gathers at the Cessnock War Memorial for the 2017 Anzac Day service. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The catafalque party at Cessnock’s 2017 Anzac Day dawn service. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The catafalque party at Cessnock’s 2017 Anzac Day dawn service. Picture: Krystal Sellars

Reverend Michelle Hazel-Jawhary from the Anglican Parish of Cessnock, and Cessnock RSL Sub-Branch president Max Lewis at Cessnock’s 2017 Anzac Day dawn service. Picture: Krystal Sellars

A large crowd attended Cessnock’s 2017 Anzac Day dawn service. Picture: Krystal Sellars

A large crowd attended Cessnock’s 2017 Anzac Day dawn service. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The catafalque party at Cessnock’s 2017 Anzac Day dawn service. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The dawn service at Millfield was led by Lt Darren Lloyd from the Salvation Army Cessnock. Picture: Scott Anderson

Millfield Public School, winners of the shield at Cessnock’s Anzac Day march. Picture: Teri Clark

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facebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentCommentsEARLIER REPORT DEVASTATED: Chloe (pictured middle) was still wearing the medal at the Anzac Day march down Cooper Street. Picture: Peter Goldstraw

26 Apr 2017, 12:32 p.m.

A local family is hoping the community will keep their eyes peeledafter a treasured service medal was lost at Cessnock’s Anzac Day march on Tuesday.

Chloe Goldstraw, 12, proudly wore the medal belonging to her grandfather Maurice Goldstraw, for his long service with the Defence Force.

Chloe took part in the march with Nulkaba Public School, and was still wearing it in the photo her fatherPeter at the Cooper Street roundabout near Best and Less.

But when the service at the war memorial was finished, Chloe was devastated to realisethe medal was gone.

Chloe’s mother Priscilla said the family searched the area from Cooper Street and the TAFE grounds, but to no avail.

They also contacted Cessnock Police and the Ex-Services Club, but it had not been handed in there.

“We’ll keep our fingers crossed,” Mrs Goldstraw said.

If you find the medal, please hand it in at Cessnock Police Station.

PROUD: Chloe ready to march on Anzac Day with her grandfather’s medal. Picture: Peter Goldstraw