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Missing WW1 medal found on Welsh beach

A First World War medal belonging to a soldier who lost his life in Belgium in 1916 has been recovered from the sands of a Welsh beach. Private Martin Tierney of the 2nd Battalion, the Leinster Regiment was killed in … Continue reading

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Lost VC goes on show in Brighton

A ‘mislaid’ Victoria Cross has gone on show at the Brighton Museum in Sussex. The medal was awarded posthumously to 42-year-old Major George Godfrey Massy Wheeler of the 7th (Hariana ) Lancers. It was found by museum staff who were searching … Continue reading

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Medal of Staffordshire Regiment soldier found in Midlands garden

A British gardening enthusiast has discovered two long-lost World War I medals in his potato patch. Roger Aston, of Smethwick in the West Midlands, found one German and one British medal. The latter was awarded to 33-year-old Private Francis Hubball, … Continue reading

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Lincolnshire couple unearth World War I medal in garden

A couple who discovered a World War I medal in their garden are hoping to trace the descendants of Royal Navy sailor to whom it belonged, reports the BBC. Katie and Paul Roberts from Saxilby in Lincolnshire, found the 1914-15 … Continue reading

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Campaign to honour Ipswich VC winner

A campaign has been launched to commemorate VC winner Private Samuel Harvey in his adopted home town of Ipswich. Private Harvey, of 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, won his medal at the Battle of Loos in 1915. An account … Continue reading

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VC winners commemorated in home towns

Each World War I Victoria Cross recipient in Britain will have a stone laid in his or her home town as part of the World War 1 Centenary commemorations in 2014. In Nantwich, Cheshire, for example, second lieutenant Stanley Henry … Continue reading

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Canadian schoolchildren research Highlander’s World War I medal

A class of Canadian children has partially solved the mystery of a long-lost World War I medal found in a box of oddments by a receptionist at their school – West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver. The service medal bears … Continue reading

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