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Finding Great Uncles medals.. is it possible.where do I start

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jollgo

I would like to find the whereabouts of my Great Uncle's  WW1 medals. Joseph Grady 5th Connaught Rangers was KIA 7/12/1915. I believe that his medals were in the possession  of his mother Ann Grady of Green Street Boyle. She died in 1959 and its possible that her possessions were claimed by her son Michael Grady well known taxi firm owner from Boyle...he died in 1969 with no heirs.  Its not known if he still had...or in fact ever had the medals, and who took possession of his effects on his death.....Any ideas where I should start my search or is it a forlorn hope?. 

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DavidOwen

Never a forlorn hope but perhaps a long quest.

Set up searches in places like e**y and online auction sites.

Also post in the Family seeking medals section of this forum http://www.britishmedalforum.com

You never know your luck.

 

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johnboy

Over the years a lot of medals were sold by family members for quick cash

Good luck with your search

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scottmarchand

A lot were melted down for their silver value - especially during the silver boom of the late '70s. Many were just thrown away too.

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