Hunt for medal is on

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THE hunt for Wilfred Owen’s Military Cross medal is on as the world commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
The internationally renowned war poet, who was born in Oswestry, was awarded the accolade for his bravery in battle but the token still missing, believed stolen.
The Wilfred Owen Story Museum in Birkenhead, where Owen spent two thirds of his short life, is appealing for anyone with information regarding the medal’s whereabouts to contact them
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Dean Johnson, founder of The Wilfred Owen Story, said: “Someone must know where this medal is and in this significant and poignant time, almost a hundred years since Owen was awarded the Military Cross, it would be a wonderful and symbolic gesture to return it.
“Many soldiers’ medals have left their original families’ safekeeping but now, as the significance of these sacred artifacts is being realised, some collectors have shown great compassion and returned them to the relatives of the decorated soldier.
“What a gesture it would be to restore Wilfred's to his family.”

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