Glyn and I are often faced with complicated and involved family stories, concerning the return of medals. Our approach has always been to respect the families involved and their privacy.
The return of Charlie’s medals came first from a newspaper advert that was passed to me.
Thanks go to Vivian who set out, at the request of her mother, to return the medals to Charlie’s family and to Jenn who undertook the ‘quiet’ side of the research and really deserves the credit for the return. All I can claim to is the sorting out of a myriad of facts, some of which it transpired weren’t actually ‘factual’, that took me to Charlie’s family. In the end, the story of the return wasn’t as complicated as the challenge of protecting the privacy of the people involved.
The returned medals tally is now 2200