F.Y.I. - Medals Stolen
- Hi All . I received this posting from another list that I'm on. I know it's
not 1812 but, there are many of us who collect all sorts of military items.
Please read the posting and be aware . I have no other information other
than what you see here.
25th US Infantry, Whiting's Company
42nd Reg't , Grenadier Company
Subject: Alert! Medals stolen from museum.
Ladies & Gentlemen:
The attached message is forwarded as information. This theft is a deplorable
act and hopefully, wide circulation of the information will result in the
thieves being swiftly apprehended.
Subject: (Medaltrader) Update on Medal theft - please circulate as widely as
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 15:23:10 -0000
War Medals Stolen from Clandon Park
More than one thousand medals dating from the nineteenth and twentieth
were stolen from the Museum of the Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment at Clandon
in the early morning of Saturday 25 October. The medals chronicled the
for their country of veterans of the Regiment and its forebears, the Queen’s
Royal Regiment and the East Surrey Regiment during the nineteenth and twe
centuries around the world. The Chairman of the Museum Trustees, Captain
Birtles, said, “We are devastated by the theft of so many irreplaceable
Many of the medals were bequeathed to the Museum by the veterans themselves
presented by their families. This callous theft is a terrible blow to the
memory of the veterans, to surviving relatives and to the Museum.” National
Trust Property Manager Julie Lawlor added “The actions of these thieves
two registered charities – the Museum and the National Trust – is
As a result, medals on display for public benefit may have vanished from the
public domain forever.”
The National Trust is appealing for members of the public, medals dealers
antiques dealers to keep an eye out for the medals. The National Trust would
also like to speak to anyone who may have seen a vehicle or vehicles parked
alongside the A246 near Clandon Park between 4:00 am and 6:00 am on Saturday
Anyone with information can contact the Museum on 01483 223 419, the
Trust on 01483 222 482, or Surrey Police on 0845 125 2222 quoting crime
reference number C0317268.
Statement issued jointly by the Museum of the Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment
the National Trust.