The missing war medals of Major Silas DANBY are being sought by his family. These missing medals consist of:- The Distinguished Service Order, the Military Cross, 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and the 1939-1945 War Medal.
His grandson Tim states:- “My grandfather, Major Silas DANBY D.S.O. M.C. was granted the rank of Temporary Lieutenant Colonel and served with the 12th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment. Unfortunately we have not seen his war service medals for some time and believe that they may have been sold by a relative a number of years ago”. It is something which has saddened my family, especially on occasions such as Remembrance Day and I have been searching for these medals since I learned of his actions during the Great War”.
IMAGE RIGHT: The missing war medals of Major Silas DANBY. This photograph shows the miniatures of the Distinguished Service Order, the Military Cross, 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal – which are still in the possession of his descendants. Can you help to return the full sized missing medals?
As these medals are a very substantial set, combined with the fact that his name is quite unusual – the Medals Gone Missing Administrator is hoping that somebody out there may know of their whereabouts and is prepared to tell Tim’s family that the medals are safe. Or better still, a collector who has these awards may be willing to return these missing war medals to the descendants of Silas DANBY. One or more of the medals may be inscribed with the numbers L.G. 31085 or E/1420, but this is not confirmed.
IMAGE LEFT: The ‘Mentioned In Dispatches’ citation of Major (Temporary Colonel) Silas DANBY.
It is through certain items of memorabilia, such as a set of war service medals – that the descendants of war veterans can be reminded of the sacrifices made by previous generations. Sometimes, war medals such as this are the only tangible reminder of a lost loved one. If you can help the family of Silas DANBY to recover these missing medals, you would be providing a little bit of closure for his descendants.