Metal detector hit paydirt with soldier’s family’s precious keepsake

Started by gash, November 28, 2017, 10:19:27 pm

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Sweeping his metal detector back and forth, Andrew Stavely recognised the signal immediately - and knew he'd found something.

He'd found a lot of gold jewellery during his time detecting but this would be his favourite find - a World War II soldier's dog tag.

"I was able to track down the family with some help of the group and we had that returned to them in Texas in America.

"We sent a note through to a guy I know from another detecting group in America, he went and knocked on the family's door and said: 'Hey, look this guy in New Zealand has found your grandad's dog tag and wanted to return it to you'.

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