Get in touch with us via the form below.
You can email photos to us direct of the medals you require at email@example.com.
Please include the service number and full name of the service person so that we can confirm their medal entitlements are up to date.
We will do our best to reply within 1-2 business days.
Why choose Foxhole Medals for your replicas & medal mounting?
At Foxhole Medals, we show our respect and gratitude for your family's sacrifice by constantly striving to provide the best quality replica medals on the market; as such, the majority of our medals are die-struck or injection-moulded rather than cast.
We use the original English supplier of medal ribbon – Toye Kenning & Spencer who hold the Royal Warrant from Her Majesty The Queen – wherever available, and the highest quality ribbon otherwise for all other medals.
Our backing boards for court-mounted medals are made of acrylic providing outstanding strength, stiffness and adhesive qualities rather than core flute / compressed foam / rubber / picture framing mat board and we don't need to hide the sewing skill of our production team: their dedication to perfection is on show with every set they mount, not covered with felt or velvet overlays.
All of our medals and mounting workmanship comes with a lifetime guarantee.
We genuinely feel that our prices reflect excellent value for the quality service and products we provide, and it would be an honour to show our respect for your family's sacrifice by providing heirloom-quality medals and mounting of which you can be truly proud.
Is it legal to buy replica medals?
Yes, it is legal to buy replica medals.
Generally, only one set of original medals is ever issued by the Governor General or Dept of Defence Honours & Awards. Because of this, it is common practice for recipients to put the original away safely and wear replicas so that they can be replaced if they are lost. This practice is endorsed and encouraged by the Dept of Defence Honours & Awards.
The onus of responsibility is on the wearer of the medals however not to wear any medals as their own (ie on the left hand side) that have not been awarded to them. Wearing fraudulent medals is an offence under The Defence Act 1903 and is reportable to the Australian Federal Police.
Replica medals also provide comfort and a tangible link for those who may not have received their family member's original medals - which quite often have been either bequested to another family member / lost / sold / burned / stolen / donated to various RSLs or the Australian War Memorial.
Replica medals allow every member of the family to honour and remember their family's sacrifice.
How do I find out what medals my ancestor had?
With expert knowledge and resources regarding medal eligibility and retrospectively awarded medals, we try our hardest to make sure the replica medals you're ordering for your family's service are correct.
If you can send us a message with:
• Your ancestor's full name
• Date and place of birth, and
• Service number (bonus points!)
We can start looking for you and see what we can find. And if we can't help, we'll definitely be able to point you in the right direction.
If you're keen to do it yourself, we recommend looking at the National Archives of Australia website to locate your Australian WW1 ancestor's service records - the page with medal stamps is usually located at the very end of the service records and is immensely helpful.
For WW2 Australian service people, we recommend locating them on the WW2 Nominal Roll and sending that certificate through to us to follow up. Their service records may or may not be available on the National Archives of Australia website but we can help with that.
How many sets of ancestor medals can I wear at a time?
When it comes to wearing relatives' medal sets, there is no right or wrong answer but honouring one ancestor at a time is widely considered to be the most respectful choice.
For example one of our customers, Greg, has chosen to honour his father's Vietnam service by wearing his medal set on the right hand side at this year's ANZAC Day ceremony, his maternal grandmother's WW2 medals at this year's Remembrance Day ceremony, and his great grandfather's WW1 medals at ANZAC Day the following year; he will continue alternating each ancestor's medal sets in this pattern.
There are a lot of people that choose to wear all of their ancestors' medals at the one time - there is nothing illegal about it; it is just that that practice is generally considered to be 'bragging' rather than honouring.