Sentimental World War One medals stolen in Belfast burglary

Sentimental World War One medals stolen in Belfast burglary

A SET of World War One medals with great sentimental value have been stolen during a burglary in north Belfast.

The distinctive medals were taken from a house on Parkmount Road between 9pm on Saturday, April 9 and 9.30am Sunday, April 10.

They were awarded to sapper Mcintyre Shield Pelan.

Among the medals stolen are a 1914 and 1915 Star for service in France or Belgium.

A victory medal bearing an angel and the inscription "The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919" was also taken, along with a Military Medal bearing the head of King George and an inscription for bravery in the field.

The Military Medal is understood to be an equivalent to the Military Cross for soldiers below commissioned rank.

In addition to the medals, 30 silver dollars stamped with the American Eagle and United States of America were also stolen.

PSNI Constable Nick Williamson said the collection was "of great sentimental value to the owner".

He said: “I would also appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Parkmount Road area between 9pm on Saturday night and 9.30am on Sunday morning to get in touch on the non-emergency number.”

If you have information please call charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A correction was made to this story on Thursday, April 14 at 2.13pm - the story previously stated the medals were stolen between May 9 and May 10, when they were stolen on April 9 and April 10