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World War One medals stolen from Burnley house

Lancashire Telegraph: World War One medals stolen from Burnley house World War One medals stolen from Burnley house

POLICE are appealing for information after three World War One medals were stolen from a house in Burnley.

The theft happened sometime between March 15th and May 25th when someone entered a house on Ronald Street, Burnley and took the medals from an upstairs bedroom.

The items included three World War One medals and a solid silver flute.

The medals are described as round and made of solid silver. All three had the surname LORD engraved in the back of them.

They belonged to the victim's grandad who served during the First World War as a medic. In addition to the surname, they may also have had T.H engraved in them, which stands for Thomas Henry, but the victim is not completely sure on this.

The medals had different coloured ribbons attached to them, but again the victim is unsure what colours the ribbons were.

There was also a solid silver flute stolen which was kept in a black resin carry case that had a handle. The case was lined in a burgundy material and was a Yamaha make.

PC Nicola Breckell, of Burnley Police, said: The victim has been left feeling vulnerable and upset by this theft but her overriding emotion is anger as she feels she has lost a connection to her family's history.

“I would appeal for anyone who has any information or who may be offered these items for sale to contact the police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0729 of May 28th or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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10:34am Fri 6 Jun 14

woolywords says...

Whilst, it may be of little comfort to you, given that your medals were originals, it is possible to replace them through the MoD.
http://www.veterans-
uk.info/medals/repla
ce.html

I would, however, give the Police an opportunity to find the culprit before application.
Note that, in this year, of all years, many are seeking medals that their relatives were awarded, as is their right but may not qualify for replacement.
(To be worn on the right breast, when on parade.)
Whilst, it may be of little comfort to you, given that your medals were originals, it is possible to replace them through the MoD. http://www.veterans- uk.info/medals/repla ce.html I would, however, give the Police an opportunity to find the culprit before application. Note that, in this year, of all years, many are seeking medals that their relatives were awarded, as is their right but may not qualify for replacement. (To be worn on the right breast, when on parade.) woolywords
  • Score: 5

7:18pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Lankygirl says...

In my opinion, jewellers or whoever melts down metal should not be allowed to melt down medals. Then there would be no market for them and no point in stealing them. Unless it's for the metal value, I cannot understand why anyone would even buy someone else's medals. As for selling them, that thought appals me. If family members do not respect and keep their relatives' medals then they should be returned to the relevant regiment for their museum.
In my opinion, jewellers or whoever melts down metal should not be allowed to melt down medals. Then there would be no market for them and no point in stealing them. Unless it's for the metal value, I cannot understand why anyone would even buy someone else's medals. As for selling them, that thought appals me. If family members do not respect and keep their relatives' medals then they should be returned to the relevant regiment for their museum. Lankygirl
  • Score: 3

10:18pm Fri 6 Jun 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

Out of interest, I checked the Burnley Roll of Honour and found that the recipient of the medals may have been :

Private 63720 Thomas Lord of the Royal Army Medical |Corps, who lived on Glenview Road. He sreved with the 105th Field Ambulance, 34th Division.

The capaign medals for the 1914-18 War were:-
The British War medal. circular, silver metal and engraved obverse King George V reverse St George & dragon.
Victory medal. Bronze, circular and engraved with Winged Victory obverse and reverse.
In both the soldiers name, rank, number and reg was engraved on the rim only.
The only other circular medals awarded during this period apart for gallantry medals were the Terrortorial medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Both similarly engraved.

The other medals issued were the 1914 Star and the 1914 - 15 Star, which were engraved with the soldiers details on the flat, plain reverse.
Out of interest, I checked the Burnley Roll of Honour and found that the recipient of the medals may have been : Private 63720 Thomas Lord of the Royal Army Medical |Corps, who lived on Glenview Road. He sreved with the 105th Field Ambulance, 34th Division. The capaign medals for the 1914-18 War were:- The British War medal. circular, silver metal and engraved obverse King George V reverse St George & dragon. Victory medal. Bronze, circular and engraved with Winged Victory obverse and reverse. In both the soldiers name, rank, number and reg was engraved on the rim only. The only other circular medals awarded during this period apart for gallantry medals were the Terrortorial medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Both similarly engraved. The other medals issued were the 1914 Star and the 1914 - 15 Star, which were engraved with the soldiers details on the flat, plain reverse. HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: 8

6:25am Sat 7 Jun 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

HelmshoreBoy wrote:
Out of interest, I checked the Burnley Roll of Honour and found that the recipient of the medals may have been :

Private 63720 Thomas Lord of the Royal Army Medical |Corps, who lived on Glenview Road. He sreved with the 105th Field Ambulance, 34th Division.

The capaign medals for the 1914-18 War were:-
The British War medal. circular, silver metal and engraved obverse King George V reverse St George & dragon.
Victory medal. Bronze, circular and engraved with Winged Victory obverse and reverse.
In both the soldiers name, rank, number and reg was engraved on the rim only.
The only other circular medals awarded during this period apart for gallantry medals were the Terrortorial medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Both similarly engraved.

The other medals issued were the 1914 Star and the 1914 - 15 Star, which were engraved with the soldiers details on the flat, plain reverse.
Who cares
[quote][p][bold]HelmshoreBoy[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, I checked the Burnley Roll of Honour and found that the recipient of the medals may have been : Private 63720 Thomas Lord of the Royal Army Medical |Corps, who lived on Glenview Road. He sreved with the 105th Field Ambulance, 34th Division. The capaign medals for the 1914-18 War were:- The British War medal. circular, silver metal and engraved obverse King George V reverse St George & dragon. Victory medal. Bronze, circular and engraved with Winged Victory obverse and reverse. In both the soldiers name, rank, number and reg was engraved on the rim only. The only other circular medals awarded during this period apart for gallantry medals were the Terrortorial medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Both similarly engraved. The other medals issued were the 1914 Star and the 1914 - 15 Star, which were engraved with the soldiers details on the flat, plain reverse.[/p][/quote]Who cares 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -12

7:33am Sat 7 Jun 14

DaveBurnley says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
HelmshoreBoy wrote:
Out of interest, I checked the Burnley Roll of Honour and found that the recipient of the medals may have been :

Private 63720 Thomas Lord of the Royal Army Medical |Corps, who lived on Glenview Road. He sreved with the 105th Field Ambulance, 34th Division.

The capaign medals for the 1914-18 War were:-
The British War medal. circular, silver metal and engraved obverse King George V reverse St George & dragon.
Victory medal. Bronze, circular and engraved with Winged Victory obverse and reverse.
In both the soldiers name, rank, number and reg was engraved on the rim only.
The only other circular medals awarded during this period apart for gallantry medals were the Terrortorial medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Both similarly engraved.

The other medals issued were the 1914 Star and the 1914 - 15 Star, which were engraved with the soldiers details on the flat, plain reverse.
Who cares
Who cares, what you think. (I use the word 'think' in its loosest terms)
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HelmshoreBoy[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, I checked the Burnley Roll of Honour and found that the recipient of the medals may have been : Private 63720 Thomas Lord of the Royal Army Medical |Corps, who lived on Glenview Road. He sreved with the 105th Field Ambulance, 34th Division. The capaign medals for the 1914-18 War were:- The British War medal. circular, silver metal and engraved obverse King George V reverse St George & dragon. Victory medal. Bronze, circular and engraved with Winged Victory obverse and reverse. In both the soldiers name, rank, number and reg was engraved on the rim only. The only other circular medals awarded during this period apart for gallantry medals were the Terrortorial medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Both similarly engraved. The other medals issued were the 1914 Star and the 1914 - 15 Star, which were engraved with the soldiers details on the flat, plain reverse.[/p][/quote]Who cares[/p][/quote]Who cares, what you think. (I use the word 'think' in its loosest terms) DaveBurnley
  • Score: 6

9:09am Sat 7 Jun 14

Ossyosssyossy says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
HelmshoreBoy wrote:
Out of interest, I checked the Burnley Roll of Honour and found that the recipient of the medals may have been :

Private 63720 Thomas Lord of the Royal Army Medical |Corps, who lived on Glenview Road. He sreved with the 105th Field Ambulance, 34th Division.

The capaign medals for the 1914-18 War were:-
The British War medal. circular, silver metal and engraved obverse King George V reverse St George & dragon.
Victory medal. Bronze, circular and engraved with Winged Victory obverse and reverse.
In both the soldiers name, rank, number and reg was engraved on the rim only.
The only other circular medals awarded during this period apart for gallantry medals were the Terrortorial medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Both similarly engraved.

The other medals issued were the 1914 Star and the 1914 - 15 Star, which were engraved with the soldiers details on the flat, plain reverse.
Who cares
Obviously not you pr1ck
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HelmshoreBoy[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, I checked the Burnley Roll of Honour and found that the recipient of the medals may have been : Private 63720 Thomas Lord of the Royal Army Medical |Corps, who lived on Glenview Road. He sreved with the 105th Field Ambulance, 34th Division. The capaign medals for the 1914-18 War were:- The British War medal. circular, silver metal and engraved obverse King George V reverse St George & dragon. Victory medal. Bronze, circular and engraved with Winged Victory obverse and reverse. In both the soldiers name, rank, number and reg was engraved on the rim only. The only other circular medals awarded during this period apart for gallantry medals were the Terrortorial medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Both similarly engraved. The other medals issued were the 1914 Star and the 1914 - 15 Star, which were engraved with the soldiers details on the flat, plain reverse.[/p][/quote]Who cares[/p][/quote]Obviously not you pr1ck Ossyosssyossy
  • Score: 5

11:53am Sat 7 Jun 14

Chris P Bacon says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
HelmshoreBoy wrote:
Out of interest, I checked the Burnley Roll of Honour and found that the recipient of the medals may have been :

Private 63720 Thomas Lord of the Royal Army Medical |Corps, who lived on Glenview Road. He sreved with the 105th Field Ambulance, 34th Division.

The capaign medals for the 1914-18 War were:-
The British War medal. circular, silver metal and engraved obverse King George V reverse St George & dragon.
Victory medal. Bronze, circular and engraved with Winged Victory obverse and reverse.
In both the soldiers name, rank, number and reg was engraved on the rim only.
The only other circular medals awarded during this period apart for gallantry medals were the Terrortorial medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Both similarly engraved.

The other medals issued were the 1914 Star and the 1914 - 15 Star, which were engraved with the soldiers details on the flat, plain reverse.
Who cares
You do. Or why would you be posting at 6.25 on a Saturday morning about it?

You really are lower than a snake's scrotum.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HelmshoreBoy[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, I checked the Burnley Roll of Honour and found that the recipient of the medals may have been : Private 63720 Thomas Lord of the Royal Army Medical |Corps, who lived on Glenview Road. He sreved with the 105th Field Ambulance, 34th Division. The capaign medals for the 1914-18 War were:- The British War medal. circular, silver metal and engraved obverse King George V reverse St George & dragon. Victory medal. Bronze, circular and engraved with Winged Victory obverse and reverse. In both the soldiers name, rank, number and reg was engraved on the rim only. The only other circular medals awarded during this period apart for gallantry medals were the Terrortorial medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Both similarly engraved. The other medals issued were the 1914 Star and the 1914 - 15 Star, which were engraved with the soldiers details on the flat, plain reverse.[/p][/quote]Who cares[/p][/quote]You do. Or why would you be posting at 6.25 on a Saturday morning about it? You really are lower than a snake's scrotum. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 3

7:25pm Sat 7 Jun 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

This man was one of the many of East Lancashires unsung heroes who served throughout the first World War. Thats why we care about their memory!
This man was one of the many of East Lancashires unsung heroes who served throughout the first World War. Thats why we care about their memory! HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: 4

12:22am Sun 8 Jun 14

glossopkid says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
HelmshoreBoy wrote:
Out of interest, I checked the Burnley Roll of Honour and found that the recipient of the medals may have been :

Private 63720 Thomas Lord of the Royal Army Medical |Corps, who lived on Glenview Road. He sreved with the 105th Field Ambulance, 34th Division.

The capaign medals for the 1914-18 War were:-
The British War medal. circular, silver metal and engraved obverse King George V reverse St George & dragon.
Victory medal. Bronze, circular and engraved with Winged Victory obverse and reverse.
In both the soldiers name, rank, number and reg was engraved on the rim only.
The only other circular medals awarded during this period apart for gallantry medals were the Terrortorial medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Both similarly engraved.

The other medals issued were the 1914 Star and the 1914 - 15 Star, which were engraved with the soldiers details on the flat, plain reverse.
Who cares
I really does sadden me to read that individuals from this area have fallen do low to committ a burglary of medals.
If you haven't lost anyone in any war than you are lucky but for some of us who have please don't ram it down our throats that " who cares". We families care and always will.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HelmshoreBoy[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, I checked the Burnley Roll of Honour and found that the recipient of the medals may have been : Private 63720 Thomas Lord of the Royal Army Medical |Corps, who lived on Glenview Road. He sreved with the 105th Field Ambulance, 34th Division. The capaign medals for the 1914-18 War were:- The British War medal. circular, silver metal and engraved obverse King George V reverse St George & dragon. Victory medal. Bronze, circular and engraved with Winged Victory obverse and reverse. In both the soldiers name, rank, number and reg was engraved on the rim only. The only other circular medals awarded during this period apart for gallantry medals were the Terrortorial medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Both similarly engraved. The other medals issued were the 1914 Star and the 1914 - 15 Star, which were engraved with the soldiers details on the flat, plain reverse.[/p][/quote]Who cares[/p][/quote]I really does sadden me to read that individuals from this area have fallen do low to committ a burglary of medals. If you haven't lost anyone in any war than you are lucky but for some of us who have please don't ram it down our throats that " who cares". We families care and always will. glossopkid
  • Score: 4

7:59pm Tue 10 Jun 14

onsidecobra says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
HelmshoreBoy wrote:
Out of interest, I checked the Burnley Roll of Honour and found that the recipient of the medals may have been :

Private 63720 Thomas Lord of the Royal Army Medical |Corps, who lived on Glenview Road. He sreved with the 105th Field Ambulance, 34th Division.

The capaign medals for the 1914-18 War were:-
The British War medal. circular, silver metal and engraved obverse King George V reverse St George & dragon.
Victory medal. Bronze, circular and engraved with Winged Victory obverse and reverse.
In both the soldiers name, rank, number and reg was engraved on the rim only.
The only other circular medals awarded during this period apart for gallantry medals were the Terrortorial medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Both similarly engraved.

The other medals issued were the 1914 Star and the 1914 - 15 Star, which were engraved with the soldiers details on the flat, plain reverse.
Who cares
Well 2 for 5p ridesagain, those men were brave beyond belief, they did their duty whether you agree or not, but to come out with such a statement is not clever but just shows your lack of compassion. Please show some respect or shut up.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HelmshoreBoy[/bold] wrote: Out of interest, I checked the Burnley Roll of Honour and found that the recipient of the medals may have been : Private 63720 Thomas Lord of the Royal Army Medical |Corps, who lived on Glenview Road. He sreved with the 105th Field Ambulance, 34th Division. The capaign medals for the 1914-18 War were:- The British War medal. circular, silver metal and engraved obverse King George V reverse St George & dragon. Victory medal. Bronze, circular and engraved with Winged Victory obverse and reverse. In both the soldiers name, rank, number and reg was engraved on the rim only. The only other circular medals awarded during this period apart for gallantry medals were the Terrortorial medal and Mercantile Marine Medal. Both similarly engraved. The other medals issued were the 1914 Star and the 1914 - 15 Star, which were engraved with the soldiers details on the flat, plain reverse.[/p][/quote]Who cares[/p][/quote]Well 2 for 5p ridesagain, those men were brave beyond belief, they did their duty whether you agree or not, but to come out with such a statement is not clever but just shows your lack of compassion. Please show some respect or shut up. onsidecobra
  • Score: 1

8:26pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Lankygirl says...

Does anyone know how old 2 for 5p is? I wonder if s/he has parents, grandparents or great grandparents who served in the forces and have any medals. I wonder how s/he has been raised to have such an attitude. I'm just glad s/he isn't in my family.
Does anyone know how old 2 for 5p is? I wonder if s/he has parents, grandparents or great grandparents who served in the forces and have any medals. I wonder how s/he has been raised to have such an attitude. I'm just glad s/he isn't in my family. Lankygirl
  • Score: 0

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