Second lost war medal found in Creswick backyard
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Glenn Szabo and Ian O’Brien with the war medal. PICTURE: LACHLAN BENCEA SECOND serviceman’s war medal has been found buried in a backyard in Creswick.
A silver World War IImedal belonging to Royal Australian Air Force corporal Walter Edgar Hall was found hidden in the backyard of a house at the end of last month.
It has sparked the Creswick RSL’s second search for a deceased serviceman’s family in less than a month.
The war service medal was found by Creswick resident Glenn Szabo while he was tidying up his backyard.
“There was a bit of rubbish laying around the backyard, so I was clearing it all away,” Mr Szabo said. “I got down to about one or two bits of rubbish and was just kicking around the dirt with my foot when the medal popped up.”
Mr Szabo, a keen war enthusiast, said he knew the value of the hidden treasure immediately.
“Straight up, I just knew it was a war medal. After hearing about the other medals found recently though, I couldn’t believe it had happened again.”
Creswick RSL president Alan Morris said it was hoped the medal would be reunited with Corporal Hall’s family.
“For a war medal to be found like this in the dirt is hard to comprehend,” Mr Morris said. “We’d just found the other two and then there were more. It has all been a bit strange.”
Mr Morris said from records his parents are believed to be John Edgar Hall and Lillian Helena Emily Thomas, and that he was born on February 26, 1915.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Creswick RSL on 0428 119 420.
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