Second world war medals found in Bolton

The Bolton News: Second world war medals found in Bolton Second world war medals found in Bolton

Police in Bolton have released images of some lost second world war medals they are keen to reunite with their rightful owner.

Five World War II medals were found by a member of the public at Trinity Street bus station in Bolton on Sunday November 11.

Four of the medals are court mounted and the other is a single medal.

Detective Constable Paul Gore from Scholey Street police station said: "We are extremely grateful to the member of public that handed these medals in to us and we are now eager to return them to their rightful owner.

"It is possible someone has misplaced these medals after travelling to or from a memorial service on Sunday and I imagine they are feeling devastated at the prospect of losing these highly valued possessions.

"Three photographs were also found with the medals, one of which we have issued, which is an image of a minesweeper.

"The medals and photographs are being stored safely at Scholey Street police station and we would ask either the owner of the medals, or anyone who has any information about who they belong to, to contact police on 0161 856 5625."

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9:51am Fri 16 Nov 12

oftbewildered2 says...

Well if the Police don't know how to go about tracing the owner, I am sure the Royal British Legion will know how to go about it.
Well if the Police don't know how to go about tracing the owner, I am sure the Royal British Legion will know how to go about it. oftbewildered2
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11:19am Fri 16 Nov 12

Nibelung says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
Well if the Police don't know how to go about tracing the owner, I am sure the Royal British Legion will know how to go about it.
You mean some of those medals may have the owners name on them ?
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: Well if the Police don't know how to go about tracing the owner, I am sure the Royal British Legion will know how to go about it.[/p][/quote]You mean some of those medals may have the owners name on them ? Nibelung
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11:19am Fri 16 Nov 12

Nibelung says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
Well if the Police don't know how to go about tracing the owner, I am sure the Royal British Legion will know how to go about it.
You mean some of those medals may have the owners name on them ?
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: Well if the Police don't know how to go about tracing the owner, I am sure the Royal British Legion will know how to go about it.[/p][/quote]You mean some of those medals may have the owners name on them ? Nibelung
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11:44am Fri 16 Nov 12

oftbewildered2 says...

Nibelung wrote:
oftbewildered2 wrote:
Well if the Police don't know how to go about tracing the owner, I am sure the Royal British Legion will know how to go about it.
You mean some of those medals may have the owners name on them ?
not sure - but I thought perhaps their service number at least. I never saw my dad's but when I have seen medals in military museums they always seem to know who they belonged to. There might even be an issue number on them linking them to someone - but even if unmarked, there must be a way of tracing the owners
[quote][p][bold]Nibelung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: Well if the Police don't know how to go about tracing the owner, I am sure the Royal British Legion will know how to go about it.[/p][/quote]You mean some of those medals may have the owners name on them ?[/p][/quote]not sure - but I thought perhaps their service number at least. I never saw my dad's but when I have seen medals in military museums they always seem to know who they belonged to. There might even be an issue number on them linking them to someone - but even if unmarked, there must be a way of tracing the owners oftbewildered2
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12:51pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Nibelung says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
Nibelung wrote:
oftbewildered2 wrote:
Well if the Police don't know how to go about tracing the owner, I am sure the Royal British Legion will know how to go about it.
You mean some of those medals may have the owners name on them ?
not sure - but I thought perhaps their service number at least. I never saw my dad's but when I have seen medals in military museums they always seem to know who they belonged to. There might even be an issue number on them linking them to someone - but even if unmarked, there must be a way of tracing the owners
I thought some of those campaign medals have names on but not all of them.
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nibelung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: Well if the Police don't know how to go about tracing the owner, I am sure the Royal British Legion will know how to go about it.[/p][/quote]You mean some of those medals may have the owners name on them ?[/p][/quote]not sure - but I thought perhaps their service number at least. I never saw my dad's but when I have seen medals in military museums they always seem to know who they belonged to. There might even be an issue number on them linking them to someone - but even if unmarked, there must be a way of tracing the owners[/p][/quote]I thought some of those campaign medals have names on but not all of them. Nibelung
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12:51pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Nibelung says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
Nibelung wrote:
oftbewildered2 wrote:
Well if the Police don't know how to go about tracing the owner, I am sure the Royal British Legion will know how to go about it.
You mean some of those medals may have the owners name on them ?
not sure - but I thought perhaps their service number at least. I never saw my dad's but when I have seen medals in military museums they always seem to know who they belonged to. There might even be an issue number on them linking them to someone - but even if unmarked, there must be a way of tracing the owners
I thought some of those campaign medals have names on but not all of them.
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nibelung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: Well if the Police don't know how to go about tracing the owner, I am sure the Royal British Legion will know how to go about it.[/p][/quote]You mean some of those medals may have the owners name on them ?[/p][/quote]not sure - but I thought perhaps their service number at least. I never saw my dad's but when I have seen medals in military museums they always seem to know who they belonged to. There might even be an issue number on them linking them to someone - but even if unmarked, there must be a way of tracing the owners[/p][/quote]I thought some of those campaign medals have names on but not all of them. Nibelung
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1:13pm Fri 16 Nov 12

John Edwards says...

Unfortunately WW11 campaign medals do not have the service personals name on them, as did WW1.
Unfortunately WW11 campaign medals do not have the service personals name on them, as did WW1. John Edwards
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6:30pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Lancashire always says...

They look like my dads Burma Stars from the second world war.
They look like my dads Burma Stars from the second world war. Lancashire always
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6:32pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Lancashire always says...

We have our dads stars in a safe place.Hope the owner see`s the paper
We have our dads stars in a safe place.Hope the owner see`s the paper Lancashire always
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