A casualty of war recalled

John Hemstock holds the medals that belonged to his grandfather, who served in the Grenadier Guards in WW1, (L-R) the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

John Hemstock holds the medals that belonged to his grandfather, who served in the Grenadier Guards in WW1, (L-R) the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

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Medals awarded to a Doncaster soldier almost a century ago have turned up 150 miles away in the north-east of England - and no-one knows how they got there.

John Hemstock, who lives in Northumberland, was sorting out his late father’s estate when he came across the trio of campaign medals presented to the family of Gunner George Eyre, who was killed in the trenches of the First World War.

Now John, who has no knowledge of how the medals came into his father’s possession, is hoping to reunite them with Gnr Eyre’s descendants, if there are any still living in Doncaster.

 

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