Students Uncover Scottish Soldier Behind Mystery World War I Medal

Posted by admin on May 10, 2013

A class of Canadian schoolchildren who unearthed the Scottish story behind a mystery World War I medal are appealing to find the family of its owner. The service medal, which bears the name of Pte Andrew Gibson, was found at the bottom of a box of junk by a member of staff at the school in Vancouver.

After an international hunt, the students traced his name to the Scottish regiment, the Black Watch. The pupils are now looking for Pte Gibson’s relatives to return the medal. Pte Gibson, from Clackmannanshire, died in fighting in Mesopotamia in 1917, near Basra in modern day Iraq.

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