Online find of historic family treasure

The medals that were found on EBay

The medals that were found on EBay

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A lucky find on Ebay has returned some long lost First World War medals to Caistor and they are now being held by the town’s Heritage Trust.

The medals were awarded to William Wilkinson, who was born in 1892 and died at the Battle of Arras in 1917.

Alan Dennis of Caistor Heritage Trust says find was by a Wilkinson family member and the medals had been bought by someone in Scunthorpe. Now, they will be placed on the trust’s Facebook page and database and be made available for display. Pictured with the medals are some of his descendants, Carol Barnes, Sue Hare, Colin Wood and Irene Wilkinson along with Alan Dennis.