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WWI medals found in Liverpool house

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BerichtGeplaatst: 16 Mrt 2010 23:15    Onderwerp: WWI medals found in Liverpool house Reageer met quote

World War One medals found in Liverpool house may have been there since 1918

Mar 4 2010 Alan Weston

THREE First World War medals discovered in the loft of a house being cleared out may have lain undisturbed since the end of the war in 1918.

They were found at a house in Sedley Street, Anfield which had been lived in by the same woman for 45 years. She had no knowledge the medals were there, and did not know the names of the previous occupants.

The medals do not have any ribbons but are otherwise perfectly preserved.

They were given to 81-year-old Albert Cox by friends who were emptying the house in the hope that he could trace any surviving relatives.

The three medals are a silver medal, to mark the outbreak of war, a gold Victory medal to celebrate the defeat of Germany, and a cross-shaped campaign medal.

They each bear the name of Lance Corporal B Nicholson of the 11th Hussars.

Mr Cox, originally from Warrington, immediately recognised the medals as dating from the time of the First World War., as he also owns one which had belonged to his uncle.

He said: The three WW1 medals were found in the loft by these friends who were clearing the house of an aunt in Sedley Street, Anfield.

ďThe medals must have belonged to the previous owners of the house, and Iím anxious to trace any surviving relatives to return the medals to them.ďThe lady who owned the house had lived there for 45 years and didnít even know they were there.

ďThey were black with age when they were brought to me - I cleaned them up the best I can.

"Itís a wonderful feeling to handle them.Ē

Anyone who thinks the medals may be theirs and has some identification should call (01257) 427322.

ďI hope you live a life you are proud of. If you find that you are not, l hope you have the strength to start all over again.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
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