Police seek owner of ’dead man’s penny’
Kalgoorlie police are seeking the community’s help to find the rightful owners of a “dead man’s penny”, a relic dating back to World War I.
The penny, a commemorative object provided to the families of soldiers killed in action during WWI, was found in the backyard of a Kalgoorlie-Boulder home.
It bears the name Roy William Gogan, a soldier killed in Belgium in 1917.
Gogan was one of three brothers who enlisted in WWI — tragically, none returned home to Australia.
Kalgoorlie police are now in possession of the coin and would like to reunite it with any surviving family members of Mr Gogan.
If anyone has information which may assist police in their efforts, they can contact Kalgoorlie Police Station on 9021 9777.
This dead man’s penny, bearing the name Roy William Gogan, was found in the backyard of a Kalgoorlie-Boulder home.