Stolen medals found after 14 years
Monday 09 June 1997
The South Africa Campaign Medal (1899-1902) was recovered by Operation Bumblebee officers in a pounds 100,000 raid on pawnshop in Lewisham, south-east London. Now Private Samuel Tippett's medal has been given back to his granddaughter, Julie Barnshaw, 57, who owns a pub in Islington, north London.
Also returned were her grandfather's gold-coloured Christmas 1914 tobacco tin, a letter of condolence from George V on his death in the First World War, and a Territorial Campaign medal for Efficient Service given to her father James. Mrs Barnshaw said the medals and memorabilia were among items stolen by burglars from her home in Catford, south-east London, in 1983. "This really brings back how brave they were," she said.
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