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EERIE COINCIDENCE AS MAN FINDS MEDAL HOARD IN GARDENA search for clues about the life of a First World War soldier has begun after a rare find in a village garden.
Medals belonging to Sergeant William Charles Tucker, of the East Lancashire Infantry Regiment, were found in August when thespian Rob Belk was renovating his cottage in Southmoor, near Abingdon.
In a strange coincidence, Kingston Bagpuize Drama Group, based in the neighbouring village, is planning to stage a play about the Accrington Pals a battalion from the same regiment later this month.
The Pals fought on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916, with many of their soldiers dying or suffering terrible injuries.
Mr Belk is planning to create a display about First World War soldiers for the performances on November 27, 28 and 29 in Southmoor village hall and wants to add Sgt Tuckers name to the memorial.
He said: While researching the Accrington Pals, I had a goose-bumps moment when I realised the Elanir notation on the back of the Mons Star I found referred to the East Lancashire Infantry Regiment the same regiment as the Accrington Pals.
To read the complete article, see: Mystery as medal hoard found in garden (http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/3849960.Mystery_as_
Wayne Homren, Editor
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