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Great Uncle who survived the war - but then was digging out sand to fill sand-bags when the heap collapsed on top of him and he was killed. The medals were awarded to him posthumously


Item list and details

Although he served in the war and survived, he died before being awarded the service medals he was entitled to. These were awarded posthumously.

Person the story/items relate to

Donald Sutton

Person who shared the story/items

Jennifer Wheeldon

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Great Uncle

Type of submission

Shared at Bicester Library, Oxfordshire on 25 November 2023. The event was organised by Bicester Local History Society.

Record ID

119773 | BIC006-2