A WORLD War II medal discovered with a metal detector in a Melbourne suburb has been traced back to a Mildura-born soldier.
Andrew Lawless said he was “shocked and stoked” to find the medal in Gowanbrae, buried about 13 centimetres below the ground, last week.
“I’ve been going to that same park for a few years now with the metal detector,” Mr Lawless said.
“I’ve found a few little artefacts and relics, but nothing that I could really trace back to anyone.” Some online digging by Mr Lawless and his wife Taryn uncovered the owner of the medal as Charles William Robinson, born in Mildura on February 22, 1917.
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