Family desperate for safe return of stolen war medals

Two sets of medals were stolen from a Plymouth home in January Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

The family of veterans are desperate for the safe return of war medals stolen in Devon.

Police are trying to trace two sets of medals stolen from a house in the Plymstock area of Plymouth on Friday 29th January. They believe they may have been sold in Buckinghamshire.

The medals shown in the black and white photograph belonged to the late Colonel James Rowland Walkey. He was a Chaplin who received an honouree award from the Queen and served in both world wars.

These belonged to Colonel James Rowland Walkey Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

The other medals, pictured in colour, belonged to the late Brigadier John Gurney. They are in miniature form and the three stars indicate the War in Europe, The Star of Africa and The Star of Burma.

These belonged to Brigadier John Gurney Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

“These medals are of huge sentimental value to the family. We believe they may have been sold in the Aylesbury area of Buckinghamshire. If anyone has seen these medals or been offered them for sale please get in touch.”

Devon and Cornwall Police