WWI metal found in Bellingham returned to family

WWI metal found in Bellingham returned to family


KGMI News Reporting
By KGMI News Reporting

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A medal awarded to a New Zealand WWI soldier that somehow ended up in Bellingham is now in the hands of its rightful owner.

Douglas Goldthorp of Bellingham found the medal with some of his late father’s possessions.

Goldthorp was able to track down the last surviving family member of the medal recipient in British Columbia.

The Globe and Mail reports Phillip Rutter’s great-uncle was killed in the First World War.

He was awarded a British war medal.

Goldthorp doesn’t know how his father got the medal.

He drove it up to Rutter who gave the medal to his 10-year-old son who shares the same name as his great-great-uncle.

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