Do you recognise this Australian war medal?

PRIZED The 1914 medal that was found on Hayling Island
PRIZED The 1914 medal that was found on Hayling Island
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POLICE are trying to trace the owner of an Australian First World War medal.

The striking medal was found by a member of the public at Eastoke Corner, Hayling Island, and it was handed in on November 17 last year.

Since then Havant police officers have been trying to trace the owner through the Australian government’s archives department and the Defence Honours and Awards department, in Canberra, but have had no luck.

The reverse of the medal has the name Sgt R.H. Burton engraved into it and it was issued in 1914.

A police spokesman said: ‘We have done everything we can to try and trace the owner through the official channels but with no luck. We are certain this is of great sentimental value to someone and would very much like to reunite them with the medal.’

If anyone has got any information they should contact Havant police’s property office by calling 101.