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« on: June 23, 2016, 11:04:04 AM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-36597103 and the BBC are showing it tonight on wales today
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2016, 11:09:19 AM »

I read that earlier on, great result and good publicity for the hobby..
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2016, 02:31:31 PM »

Nice story.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2016, 07:50:29 PM »

Yes it's great to see a find like that get the right publicity
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2016, 07:58:52 PM »

Well done to the very thoughtful detectorist ,what true diligence a tenacity of purpose..... BRILLIANT STORY and yet another feather in the cap for metal detectorist's everywhere👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏.......👍
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2016, 09:07:47 PM »

Thxs guys it was a lovely experience meeting the family
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2016, 09:08:14 AM »

I'm glad you found the descendants. It's a great story. You do wonder how it ended up in Porthcawl.

It gives me hope that I might one day find the people who left behind two WW1 in Rhiwbina.
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2016, 07:55:35 PM »

I could send u the email address of the researcher hes a great guy
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2016, 09:18:17 AM »

I could send u the email address of the researcher hes a great guy


That would be good, if you could, thanks
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2016, 06:02:35 PM »

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I can try and help if you want. Can you send me the name on the side of the medals with the regiment and number. If one of them is a star the details are on the back.
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2016, 09:59:52 PM »

Hi
I can try and help if you want. Can you send me the name on the side of the medals with the regiment and number. If one of them is a star the details are on the back.
Steve

The name on them is Robert O Winspear - one is the standard silver 1914-18 silver man on a horse, the other a bronze 1914-18 mercantile marine medal. No numbers on either of them.
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2016, 11:52:37 PM »

I think I've found him and it looks hopeful that his grandaughter is still in Cardiff. I'll do some more digging tomorrow and let you know.
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2016, 12:43:23 PM »

I think I've found him and it looks hopeful that his grandaughter is still in Cardiff. I'll do some more digging tomorrow and let you know.

Thanks - please let me know Smiley I live in Cardiff myself.
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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2016, 10:50:43 AM »

Thanks to probono Robert's daughter and granddaughter have been reunited with his Mercantile Marine and British War medals. I also managed to find a bit about his service recordsand, photos and where he went to school and lived etc. which has been passed on
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2016, 09:17:12 AM »

I'd just like to thank risca-boy for the effort he put in to finding the family concerned - it was his efforts rather than mine that reunited the medals with their proper family.
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