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Bravery medal from World War One stolen in house burglary

Published 11/04/2016

A Military Medal awarded for bravery during World War One was stolen in a house burglary in Belfast
A Military Medal awarded for bravery during World War One was stolen in a house burglary in Belfast

A medal awarded for bravery during World War One has been stolen in Belfast.

The Military Medal for exceptional courage in battle was given to non-commissioned officers and lower ranks.

It was presented to sapper Mcintyre Shield Pelan and was the lower ranks' equivalent to the Military Cross.

It was among a number of decorations taken during a burglary at a house in the Parkmount Road area overnight on Saturday.

Others stolen include a 1914 Star for service on the Western Front and a 1915 Star and a victory medal bearing an angel and the inscription The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919.

A British War Medal bearing the head of King George and a small service badge were also taken.

PSNI constable Nick Williamson said: "These medals are of great sentimental value to the owner and police are making every effort possible to locate them.

"If you have any information that would assist our investigation, or if you are offered items like this for sale, please contact police."

Thirty silver dollars stamped with the American Eagle and United States of America were also stolen.

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