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Thank you very much for all those that supported to the Museum which enabled us to acquire the medals.

The auction hammer price was £8,000 and with commission etc we had to pay £10,300.

We received grants from The Herefordshire Community Foundation and the Friends of Herefordshire Museum and Arts and many personal donations which meant the museum had only to find about £1,500 from its own funds. The Museum is completely volunteer run and receives no formal funding of any sort and has only limited reserves, the maintenance of a reserve is important for the future of the museum and most generous donations have done much to ensure this – many thanks.

The medals have now been cleaned, re-ribboned and framed and we are now reorganizing displays in the Museum to put them on display.

One ‘added bonus’ with the paperwork associated with the medals was the original letter to LSgt Symonds father notifying him of his death – this will also go on display.

Attached is a photographs taken at the Tupsley War Memorial where LSgt Symonds is commemorated.

If you would like to visit the Museum then please contact me; we are planning an open day to coincide with the National Heritage Open Day Scheme of Saturday 7 September and would be pleased to see you then.

Again many thanks for your support enabling us to acquire this most significant Regimental medal group.