His brother Tom, who fought in the British Army during World War II, was also wounded several times and became a sinner.
In December 1918, the brothers traveled with each other for a few days to the village of Chrocombe in Somerset.
Returning to Australia in early 1919, Mr. Jewel farmed in Kwambatuk, in northwestern Victoria, and later in South Morang, a northeastern Melbourne suburb.
Jewel’s medal is printed on his birthday, WHT (William Henry Thomas) Jewel and the 23rd BTN (Brigade) he enlisted.
But he fought with the 22nd Battalion, and Mr. Welsh says the medal could hinder his return.
Wales’ grandfather, Ern Welsh, was secretary of the 23rd Battalion Association in the 1950s and was awarded the medal.
Mr. Jelly is a current member of the 22nd Battalion Association and found personal Jewel war and family records online.
Steven Soul, 60, the grandson of Jewel of Miranda, said he knew his “pop”, who died in 1964, had lost his medal on Swanston Street on Anzac Day 1958.
Mr. Seoul was surprised last Wednesday to receive a letter from Mr. Welsh claiming to have found the medal.
The next day, Mr. Seoul went to Mr. Wales’ house to pick it up and said, “I can’t thank him enough.”
“It threw me out. I could not believe it, ”said Mr. Seoul.
He said what Mr. Wells and Mr. Jelly did was “not what most people do” – “pursue it and find out who owns it”.
“It simply came to our notice then. It’s a good story, a happy story. So far we have not received much information about it. ”
When the limits are relaxed, Mr. Sol intends to give the medal to his uncle, Don Jewel, Tom’s son of Shepperton.
“It’s been so long, I could not put it in the post.”
He said the medal commemorates “the sacrifices made not only by my grandfather but by all of them many years ago.”
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