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Airman's Family "Will Cherish Dog Tag"

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  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    Lucky find.
    "The family of an Australian airman whose World War Two dog tag was found by a teenager in the Lake District say they will "cherish" the item.
    The metal tag belonged to Warrant Officer William Ernest Wills of the Royal Australian Air Force, who trained at RAF Millom during the war.
    It was found under a rock by Max Hazlehurst, 13, during a family walk.
    A historian in Australia saw a BBC Radio Cumbria Facebook post and contacted Mr Wills' family.
    It is thought he may have dropped the identification tag while on a training march or recreational hike up the Black Combe mountain.
    Mr Wills died aged 43 while working in the mining industry near Alice Springs in his home country."

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