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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 47, November 19, 2006, Article 33

VETERAN LEAVES BRITISH WAR MEDAL COLLECTION TO REGIMENTAL MUSEUM

"A Black Watch hero has left his entire collection of rare war medals
worth 200,000 to his old regiment.

Sid Lunn spent every penny of his busman's wages buying up awards won
by Black Watch soldiers."

His collection includes medals awarded for gallantry in the Peninsular
War worth as much as 5000.

There are also medals from the Boer War, the Crimea, the Indian Mutiny,
First World War, Second World War and more recent campaigns. The oldest
is from the Black Watch campaign against Napoleon's troops in Egypt in
1801.

Sid was a private with the regiment and fought the Nazis in North
Africa, Italy, France and Germany. He was wounded at the Battle of El
Alamein.

His medal collection will now go on public display at the regimental
museum at Balhousie Castle, Perth.

Black Watch Major Ronnie Proctor said: "His collection has got to be
one of the finest in Britain."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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