WWI medal needs family home

By Christine McKay

A Dannevirke woman is hoping to unravel the mystery of a silver World War I badge but the trail has gone cold.

Lorraine Scott-Wilson has been trying to find out more about the recipient, George Dunn, of the 6th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.

"This particular badge with its words "For King and Empire. Services Rendered", seems rather special and I think Mr Dunn's family may well want it."

The badge number, 43088, links to a George Dunn who served in France, and Mrs Scott-Wilson's research has led her to believe he came to Dannevirke after the war.

Mr Dunn enlisted in the British Army on November 30, 1914, and was discharged on January 12, 1917, because of sickness.

"I've searched army records and archives and have gone online requesting information, but so far I haven't had any success in tracking down the family of George. I've found a George Dunn died in Dannevirke in 1958 and was cremated and buried in the Kelvin Grove cemetery in Palmerston North and think he's the soldier I'm looking for."

Mr Dunn, a labourer, lived in Neptune St and died at 87.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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