An Auckland family have made an emotional plea to have their war veteran father’s ashes returned after a burglary, Stuff reports. The family were shocked and saddened when the urn containing their father Lindsay’s ashes was taken from their Sandringham home, and suspect the thieves initially may not have realised what they had taken. Lindsay had proudly served as a member of the Defence Force during two tours of Malaya. “[It’s sad] after all he did fighting for his country,” said one family member. “He was very sick towards the end of his life and he suffered terribly.”