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Auctioneers Trying To Reunite Belongings Of WW1 Soldier With His Family

Fieldings Auctioneers is hoping to find any of the soldier's surviving relatives and reunite them with his belongings.

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An auction house is trying to reunite a soldier's medals with his family, more than 100 years after his death. 

Sam Atherton was killed in France in January 1917, aged just 21, while serving with the Manchester Regiment Machine Gun Corps.

The First World War medals were found in a storage unit in Wolverhampton with no links to the soldier's family. 

Along with medals, the collection also includes a death plaque, photographs and a series of letters.

Fieldings Auctioneers is now hoping to find any of Sam's surviving relatives and reunite them with the items and find out more about Sam's life.  

Before enlisting, Sam lived at 64 Hampton Road, Bolton, and he worked at the Card Room, Arrow Mill, Castleton.

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Sam Atherton was killed in France in January 1917, whilst serving with the Manchester Regiment Machine Gun Corps (Picture: Fieldings Auctioneer)

The letters are all addressed to his mother and father, and he talks about the perils of serving with the Manchester Regiment Machine Gun Corps between 1915 and 1917. 

All were sent while serving for 18 months in the trenches in France and give an overwhelming insight in to the life of a young man serving during the First World War.

Fielding Auctioneers is asking anyone with any information about Sam Atherton to get in touch to help get the items back to where they belong.

 

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