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War Veteran's medals stolen

War Veteran's medals stolen

11:50am 5th November 2009

A family in York has been left reeling after their grandfathers war medals have been stolen.

They were taken overnight on Sunday from a house in Haxby Road.

The five medals were given to the veteran for service during World War One and outstanding services during the Second World War.

Three of the medals are WW1 campaign medals and are described as follows:

· 1914/15 Star - a bronze star-shaped medal bearing two crossed swords, awarded to individuals who served in France and Flanders between November 1914 and December 1915.

· British War Medal - a silver circular medal, awarded to military personnel serving overseas between August 1914 and November 1918.

· Victory Medal - a gold circular medal, awarded to all eligible personnel who served in the theatre of war between 1914 and 1919.

Also taken was the King Haakon VII's Freedom Cross issued after Norway’s liberation in 1945. The medal was awarded to Norwegian and Allied military personnel for outstanding services during WW2. The Freedom Cross is made from blue and white enamel with a blue and white striped ribbon.

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Howard and Byrne Solicitors, York - Criminal Defence Specialists