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The Murray Pioneer - Stolen War Medals of Harry KATEKAR returned


It was a very happy day indeed, when the Medals Gone Missing Administrator met up with three of Harry Katekar's daughters in Adelaide to return their father's medals.  The three girls; Ann (on left) Margaret (centre) and Jane had travelled some distance in honour of their father - and to be finally reunited with the war medals which were stolen during a break and enter in 1983.  Unfortunately, Harry's fourth daughter Alison could not be there for this occasion, but she sent her best wishes.  

I was over the moon to finally meet the descendants of Harry KATEKAR.  They are wonderful people and their father would be very proud of them.  It is times like this .... when you meet such fantastic and appreciative people, that makes all of this hard work - worthwhile.  Especially when they welcome you into their house like an "old friend" and show you such warm hospitality. 

Jane indicated that both herself and Alison would like to walk the Kokoda Track in the footsteps of their father and they will carry his service medals to Mission Ridge, where the 2/27th dug in and held the Japanese off during the battle for Brigade Hill during September of 1942. 

To read more about Harry Katekar and his comrades of the 2/27th, please Click Here.



The Canberra Times - Stolen War Medals of Harry Katekar


The story of Kokoda veteran, Captain Henry John "Harry" KATEKAR of the 2/27th Battalion, AIF - as reported by the Canberra Times on the 20th of January, 2011.


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