Po­lice seek owner of ’dead man’s penny’

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS -

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.

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