Police hunt World War heroes after medal discovery

World War II Special Constable long service medal
World War II Special Constable long service medal
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THE search is on to trace relatives of hero cops so they can be reunited with medals for serving in the two World Wars.

The 50 Second World War Special Constable long service medals, pictured, are thought to belong to veterans who served in the 1914-18 conflict and then took on special constable posts in the 1939-45 war.

Northumbria Police staff found the medals in storage and they have been passed to the North East Police History Society in an attempt to trace its rightful owners.

Two of the medals have already been handed over to the daughters of two of the special constables, aged 92 and 82.

Society treasurer and membership secretary Mick Stothard said: “Many of these men, if not all of them probably served with the North East and Border regiments in the First World War and were Special Constables in the Second World War.

“My grandfather had seven medals on his group, the last being the Special Constable long service medal.

“There will be a lot of medal groups out there on display in regimental museums and in homes that are missing this medal. We’d love to return them to the proud families.”

The medals, which are all engraved and in their original boxes, have been polished up and attached to a ribbon and pin.

Mr Stothard can be contacted on 371 0276.

THE remaining medals are engraved as follows:

SPC James F Allan

A/Sgt James Arnott

SPC Stanley Barber

SPC Thomas H Barker

SPC Thomas E Belcher

SPC Christopher Brown

SPC John S Brown

SPC Thomas Calvert

SPC James L Childs

SPC Ian M Compton

SPC William L Cook

SPC Robert Craig

SPC Ernest T Cunnel

SPC Bernard A Falconer

SPC Robert S Foreman

SPC William G Foreman

SPC Reginals Forster

SPC Robert D Hall

SPC Thomas W Hardie

SPC Henry T Hardy

SPC Joseph W Hindmarsh

SPC Stephen M Holmes

SPC Robert ADC Hudson

SPC Thomas Jewitt

SPC John Y W Johnson

SPC Derreck L Kennerley

A/Sgt Dudley H Kent

SPC Oliver V Lintern

SPC George Matthewson

SPC David Milligan

SPC \William E Mitcell

SPC Archibald Moffett

SPC Albert W Moore

SPC James E Motion

SPC George W Page

SPC William R Pape

SPC Norman T Pearson

SPC Stephen L Pearson

SPC Trevor B Phillips

SPC Harold E Plummer

SPC Joseph G Robinson

SPC Alfred C Sloane

Sgt Frederick C Smith

SPC William E Toft

SPC James Tyson

SPC Albert Urquhart

SPC Douglas Wallace

SPC William Mck Wallace

SPC Frederick H Williams

SPC John R Wills