Commonwealth War Graves Commission seeks to reunite family with First World War medal

From the CWGC’s website:

“The British War Medal, 1914-18 was found by the CWGC’s gardening team at Tyne Cot after the Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday 11 November.

It is currently being kept safe by staff nearby. An appeal has been made locally but the Commission is now asking for the wider public’s help to reunite this heirloom with its owner.

The silver medal bears the face of King George V on one side and a depiction of St George on horseback with the dates 1914 – 1918 on the other.

An inscription on the side shows that it was awarded to Able Seaman William Andrew Murphy. Anyone who believes they know the owner of the medal is asked to contact the Commission on

For more information follow this link to the CWGC website:

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