WWII

Scottish soldier's WWII ID bracelet found in Israel

Watch: Gan Erez is hoping to track down Lieutenant Clark's relatives so he can give them the bracelet.

A Second World War ID bracelet belonging to a Scottish soldier has been discovered in Israel.

The bracelet belonged to Lieutenant James Clark who was serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in the Middle East during the war.

It was discovered by Gan Erez in a field near the coastal town of Hadera around 40km north of Tel Aviv.

Now Mr Erez is hoping to track down Lieutenant Clark's relatives so he can give them the bracelet.

The Argyll Sutherland Highlanders Museum has been able to find a picture of the officer and now Mr Erez is appealing for information to track down any of his descendants.

Mr Erez told Forces News: "When I saw it I just froze. I couldn't believe it because this is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime find.

"It's in pristine condition. It still has the links on it that will sit on his arms and his wrist and all the details are very clear and that makes it even more special, in my opinion.

"I couldn't believe my eyes and the only thing that I see in front of me is that his family receiving it from us their smile their happiness and that's all I want in return.

"I think it's the humane thing to do. I'm asking for help to find tenant James Clark and I've been working on it for weeks on Facebook."

Mr Erez added: "I've got hundreds and hundreds of replies and the concomitant thousands and thousands of likes but likes... cannot help you find the person.

"We don't have the extra additional information we need about him. I'm asking the British Army, the Ministry of Defence, whoever has the access, to do this amazing thing [and] help us find him."

Posting on Facebook, he said: "Who will help me find Lieutenant James Clark?

"I am asking for your help in finding a WW2-era Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders officer whose bracelet we recently found with a metal detector here in Israel.

He added: "I believe it is our personal duty as human beings to find Lieutenant Clark's family and give them back the bracelet we found.

"Just imagine how happy they will be to receive such an amazing memory of him after more than 75 years.

"As his military ID number (# 202637) is clearly shown on the bracelet then it should not be too difficult for the right person to make use of it and find any kind of civilian ID numbers belonging to him or names of his relatives and, from there on, it should be much easier to find him or his family.

"So please, whoever can help in finding Lieutenant Clark's family, please help me out."