Sunday, 8 March 2009

Ottawa woman returns dead man's penny

After soldier Walter Thomas Baker was killed during the Battle of the Somme in 1916, a medal commemorating his brave sacrifice was sent to his widow.

Now more than 90 years later, thanks to an Ottawa woman who found it in her attic, and research by Ancestry, the medal - known as the Dead Man's Penny - has been returned to his closest living relative in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Read the full story from the Eastern Daily Press here. Another article from the Hamilton Spectator.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think this was a wondederful deed by this lady, too many people only think of what money I can get for these items

Congratulations

and a great outcome