Similar medals to those stolen.

Heartless thieves steal Great War medals – appeal


Similar medals to those stolen.
Similar medals to those stolen.

Bloxwich police are appealing for information after a group of World War I medals were stolen in a burglary.

The burglary on High Street, Bloxwich, was discovered at 9.30am on Wednesday 16 November and is believed to have taken place sometime during the night.

Three Great War 1914-18 medals awarded to the victim”s father were stolen.  Inscribed with the name John Durrant, they are described as the Victory medal, the British War medal and the British ‘Mons Star’.

Other items stolen included a gold pocket watch with a white face and black hands in a leather pouch, a bottle of champagne and a tarnished Georgian silver teapot.

DC Debbie Webster, from Walsall CID, said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area from around 11pm 9am to come forward. The offender(s) may try to sell the goods on – have you been asked to buy anything of a similar description? If so we want to hear from you.

“The medals are of a sentimental value having been awarded to the victim”s father for services in WWI and he is terribly upset at the loss.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Walsall police on 0345 113 5000 or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.