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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Veteran’s medal reunited with relative


A FIRST World War serviceman’s medal that was found on a beach by a metal detector enthusiast has been reunited with the officer’s great-nephew.
Bill Pollard got in touch with metal-detecting fan Tom Neesam after reading in the Hartlepool Mail how Tom unearthed the medal, which belonged to Robert Henry Pollard.
The medal, which features a man on a horse on one side and King George V on the other, was discovered by Tom, 45, on Seaton Carew beach.
He appealed in the Mail last month for any relatives of the officer, who was born in 1886 and served in the Royal Naval Reserve, to come forward and claim the piece.
Now the solid silver medal is in the hands of Bill, whose grandfather, William James Pollard, a haulier, was Robert’s brother.

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