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ExtraCare Charity Shops war medals

23rd June, 2015

Two First World War medals which were donated to ExtraCare's Radbrook Green Charity Shop are now in the proud possession of London's Imperial War Museum.

The Museum was thrilled to receive them because they have made up a full set of the same serviceman's medals and the Museum had been unable to trace the missing two.

Explains shop manager Nicola Miles, the medals were in a carrier bag which was left outside the shop and they could not track down the person who left them.

Nicola got in touch with the War Graves Commission and found out that the medals were awarded to Captain George Norman Adams, who went to Shrewsbury School and was commissioned in the army when war broke out,

She contacted the Imperial War Museum to see if they would like them. They certainly were and Nicola was invited to visit the Museum and present them to Curator Alan Jefferys.

She says as well as the medals, the Museum already had journals, letters and photographs which Captain Adams sent to his sister. These were donated to the Museum by his sister's daughter in 1996.

Sadly Captain Adams died of his injuries after being shot during the Battle of the Somme.

While at the Museum Nicola was able to read some of the letters. "He described what it was like living in the trenches and organising attacks on the enemy and it was obviously a tough time for him," she says.

Picture: The war medals.

Contact the Radbrook Green shop on 01743 358809!