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Our Website Facilitates Return of 'Missing' Medals

October 31st, 2014. Today's issue of the Bridgnorth Journal tells how our website helped to reunite Kath Shiel with the medals her uncle won in the First World War.

The story is spread over most of the front page under the headline "HERO'S MEDALS ARE RETURNED".

Kath's uncle was Company Sergeant Major Albert Morris who was killed on 20th November, 1917 during the Battle of Cambrai. After the death of his widow in 1958 the whereabouts of his medals medals were unknown.

Kath's son-in-law, Stephen Moorhouse, contacted our website a few months ago. He kindly supplied a photograph of Sergeant Morris and this was placed on the website where it was seen by Matthew Hunt, a collector who had just purchased Sergeant Morris's medals at an online auction.

Matthew generously offered to pass the medals to Stephen for the price that he had paid for them. Stephen has since had them cleaned and remounted and has presented them to Kath.

In the article Stephen says: "If I hadn't found Greg's website when I did, we would never have known the whereabouts of Albert's medals and they would have remained lost."

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg. For news of updates follow @BridgnorthHeros on Twitter.