Lake Illawarra police have renewed a call for public assistance after recovering several World War II medals.
The medals belonged to the late Mervyn Atherton, who served with the Australian Army, and the late Donald Ferris Brooker who served with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Both men are understood to have spent time in the Illawarra.
Lake Illawarra acting inspector Gary Castles said some information regarding the former servicemen's families had been received through the local area command's Facebook page and intranet.
"It's given us a few inquiries to go down," Insp Castles said.
He said it was unusual for police to come into contact with war medals.
If family do come forward, Lake Illawarra police will be able check the authenticity of their claims based on records contained at the Australian War Memorial.
"Certain identification marks on the medals are able to assist," Insp Castles said.
Mr Atherton was born in 1922 and served in the Army between 1941 and 1946.
Mr Brooker was born in 1915 and served with the Air Force between 1940 and 1949.
Anyone with information on either of these men or their families is encouraged to contact Lake Illawarra police station on 4232 5599.