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Somerset Cricket Museum in Taunton secures Len Braund's WW1 medals
11:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014 in News
A BIRTHDAY treat aided by some eagle-eyed detective work has helped boost a centenary exhibition of cricket connections to the First World War.
The couple, from Wellington, dropped by an antiques centre, where Louise was drawn to two war medals.
She said: “I looked closer and there on the label was the name Len Braund. I opened the plastic wallet they were in to have a closer look - and it said Private L. Braund, RAMC 80848.”
Louise checked with the cricket museum that it was the same Len Braund who played for Somerset and England either side of the conflict, and then snapped them up for the exhibition.
He enlisted for service in the Great War in October 1915 aged 40 and served in the Royal Army Medical Corps until the end of the hostilities, when he resumed his cricket career.
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