Appeal to trace owner of WW1 Star medal

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Police are appealing for help after a war medal was found by a PCSO in Morley, minus its rightful owner.

The star-shaped medallion is believed to have given to soldiers for service in World War One although it does not have the ribbon shown in the picture.

The date 1914-15 is engraved on its front and there is some illegible etching on the reverse, believed to be the name of the owner.

Officers have not confirmed how they came across the medal, but say it was found in the town last Friday and they are keen to return it.

Local historian Clive McManus said that the medal was known as the 1914-15 Star and is thought to have been issued to around 2.4 British servicemen and women for those who fought in Germany during the War.

He said: “The 1914-15 Star should have the recipient’s name on the back.

“It is possible we may have details of him if he was a native of Morley but I’m afraid that many enlistment records were destroyed by fire in World War Two.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Morley Police Station on 0113 2382028.