First World War medal to be reunited with relative

050911 REMEMBER WHEN REP: CO''CAPTION: Found on Portsdown Hill. Is it yours?''Front of medal ''PICTURE: From: Neil Wilson [mailto:neilwilson@IBHS.co.uk]
050911 REMEMBER WHEN REP: CO''CAPTION: Found on Portsdown Hill. Is it yours?''Front of medal ''PICTURE: From: Neil Wilson [mailto:neilwilson@IBHS.co.uk]

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Neil Wilson would like to return this First World War medal to its rightful owner, if he or she can be found.

Neil, from Fareham, said he discovered it buried on Portsdown Hill a couple of years ago and has been trying to find a relative ever since.

He said: ‘For the past two years I have searched through military records finding nothing.

‘Recently I found some details on the national archives’ website on the owner of the medal – John Collins – and was happy to find that he was born in Portsmouth.

His birthplace was 18 Chance Street, Landport, in 1865 but it no longer exists and I can find no details or where Chance Street was.

‘On the census it shows that at the time he was an only child and his father was a widower so the trail has come to a stop for me.’

If you recognise the medal please contact me at the addresses on this page.