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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 35, September 3, 2007, Article 23

EBAY MEDAL HUNTER BUYS RARE WELCOME HOME MEDAL

The Sun Times of Owen Sound, Ontario published an article on
the latest find of Dave Thomson, the eBay medal hunter:

"When soldiers returned home from the First World War, some
communities bestowed special welcome-home medals like the one
Sydenham Township gave Robert Charles Fraser.

"Eighty-nine years after the War to End All Wars ended,
Fraserís medals have surfaced on EBay.

"His Sydenham medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal
were purchased by Dave Thomson, the war medal enthusiast from
St. George, Ont., who has helped return medals heís found at
online auction site EBay about 70 times in the past year.

"He hopes Good Samaritans or family who hear of the find
will offer to purchase the medals and possibly donate them
to a local museum.

"Thomsonís interventions have returned three war medals to
Grey-Bruce, most recently to a Port Elgin widow of a Second
World War soldier. In that case the womanís son bought them.
The other times interested citizens have bought them. ďThe
people of your county, they obviously havenít forgotten,Ē
Thomson said. Thomson said he finds it unusual to have found
so many medals with ties to Grey-Bruce."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

 SALE OF BLACK SOLDIER'S MEDAL CAUSES UPROAR
 esylum_v10n08a10.html

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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