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Weʼre raising £500 to Buy a Faringdon WW1 soldier's personal effects and get his recently purchased medals mounted and framed.

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In half an hour on Tuesday 7th May 2018, 73 years since VE Day, Faringdon people rallied and raised £260 to purchase the medals of one of our War Dead, William John Gorton who died aged 20 in 1915 and is buried in France. The medals were then purchased from a private seller on ebay. They will be mounted and framed and presented to the Town formally later in the year. Further to this, other personal effects have been located for sale online belonging to this man including the famous Death Plaque also known as a Widow's Penny as well as his Soldier's Small Book. This is a rare opportunity to purchase these for the town and add to the presentation piece as well as frame them along with research collated by local historian Mark Stone.

We are appealing for the town to donate any small amount to bring these items home for William and for him to be commemorated accordingly.

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    Page last updated on: 6/2/2018 9:02 PM



    • Katie Foot

      Katie Foot

      Jun 2, 2018

      Great stuff, Mel!


    • Karen Walker

      Karen Walker

      Jun 2, 2018


    • Helen Brown

      Helen Brown

      Jun 2, 2018


    • Matt Belcher

      Matt Belcher

      Jun 2, 2018

      Great cause


    • Lucy Clarke

      Lucy Clarke

      Jun 2, 2018


    • Richard Marsh

      Richard Marsh

      May 11, 2018


    • Tamara Woolford

      Tamara Woolford

      May 10, 2018


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