War medals belonging to WWII veteran found

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Mystery surrounds a set of World War II service medals discovered by a retired police officer in Melbourne.

The set was handed into Warrandyte Police Station on May 3, after being found hidden inside wooden furniture bought at a garage sale at least 10 years ago.

A retired homicide detective, who worked for Victoria Police for more than 30 years, made the discovery.

The set includes a 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-1945.

Police say they likely belong to WWII veteran David Bruce Welsford, who died in 2001 and whose last known address was in Doncaster.

They are appealing for information from the public to locate Mr Welsford's relatives.

His wife Lorrie Welsford died in 1999 and it's believed they did not share any children, but she may have children from a previous marriage.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Warrandyte Police Station on (03) 9844 3231

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