RAYMOND Terrace resident Neil Goldthorpe wants the Orange community’s help returning a lost war medal to the family of its rightful owner.
According to the engraving on the gold medal, it was presented to Private S Painter by the residents of Cadia in September, 1919.
While Mr Goldthorpe’s family has a strong military connection, his grandfather served in World War I and his parents in World War II, he has no idea about how his family ended up with the medal.
“I found it in my mother and father’s things about three of four years ago,” Mr Goldthorpe said.
“I’d like the people who knew Private Painter, or his family, to have it.
“I can only presume that the community of Cadia gave medals to their boys who served in World War 1.”
Mr Goldthorpe said he’s looking forward to hearing from Private Painter’s family.
“It [the war] happened so long ago, well before I was born but I’d like to see the medal go to the family of the person who deserved it.”
Anyone who knows Private Painter should contact the Central Western Daily on 63 912 912.