Ashes and war medals stolen, Sherwood

Police are investigating after an opportunistic thief broke into the home of a Sherwood couple last week and stole an urn containing their daughter’s ashes as well as World War II medals awarded to a late family member.

On May 19 a person entered the Magazine Street residence while a 72-year-old woman slept inside and searched through a bedroom, removing her handbag and some jewellery as well as the urn and medals.

The urn (similar to pictured) is a rosewood polished box around 30 centimetres long and 20 centimetres wide and contains the ashes of the residents’ daughter who passed away at the age of 17.

The war medals (similar to pictured) were awarded the 72-year-old male resident’s late father, A.N.PALMER from the 2/7th Battalion for services in the Middle East and New Guinea during World War II.

The victims have been left devastated by the loss and police are appealing to the conscience of whoever took the precious items to return them to a local station so they can be reunited with their rightful owners.

Police are also urging anyone who may have located similar discarded items to come forward, this can be done anonymously via the contact information below.


If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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