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Lost and Found: Police appeal to reunite medals with their owners

John Freeman

Police are appealing for the public’s help in reuniting a number of WW1 medals of great sentimental value with their owners.

On 2nd December 2017, four World War One medals were stolen during a burglary in Halton. The medals are inscribed with the number 20034. They are of huge sentimental value to the family and they are very distressed at their loss.

Police are appealing to anyone with information as to their whereabouts to contact police.

Poilce have also recently had two medals handed in, found in Lancaster on 19th December 2017. Both medals, from World War One, are engraved with Pte H.L Norman MGC/15590.

PC Helen Stanley of Lancaster Police, said: “We believe the medals belong to Private Henry Lionel Norman who died in active service on 28th October 1914. All World War One medals were issued automatically after the war either to the service person or to their legal next of kin. We therefore believe that these medals could have been lost by one of Pte Norman’s descendants or it’s possible they could have been sold and later stolen.

“We are keen to return both sets of medals to their owners. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference LC-20171202-0452.”