War medals belonging to veteran found hidden in old furniture in Victoria
Posted On May 9, 2022
War medals from World War II have been found by a former police officer hidden in an old piece of wooden furniture.
A retired homicide detective found the medals in the furniture, which was bought from a garage sale more than a decade ago in the Doncaster area, in Melbourne’s east.
The set was handed into Warrandyte Police Station on May 3.
Police believe the medals belong to David Bruce Welsford, who was born in August 1924.
The set includes a 1939-45 Star, a Pacific Star, a War Medal and an Australian Service Medal 1939-1945.
It is understood Welsford lived all of his life in the eastern and north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, with his last known address being in Doncaster.
He died in 2001 and his wife, Lorrie Welsford, passed away in 1999.
Police believe they did not have children but said Ms Welsford may have had children from a previous marriage.
Police continue will continue to track down any of Welsford’s family so the medals can be passed onto his loved ones.
Police have issued photos of the medals and urge anyone who knew Welsford or has more information to contact Warrandyte Police Station on (03) 9844 3231.