A man from Surrey, B.C., faces a big challenge unlocking a First World War mystery that's landed on his doorstep. Curtis Unger, who says he believes in honouring soldiers' memories, has recently come across a memorial plaque from the Great War. The plaque, called a Death Penny, bears the name of a 20-year-old English private named Walter Ryles.
"I was thinking of framing it and putting it on a wall, but I realized that this is a memorial. It's like a tombstone. It deserves to be handed down the generations of Ryles' family," he says.
Unger says he wants to get the story out in the hopes that one of Ryles' descendants will come forward and claim the plaque.
You can read the full story in an article by Kent Spencer in the Postmedia News at http://goo.gl/KuSm1.
My thanks to Linda Hurtubise for telling me about this story.
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