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22/10/2021

Athy man's WW1 medal for sale on eBay

War medal
The World War One medal of a Co Kildare man is up for sale on eBay. The medal was awarded to Private John Dowling from Kilberry, Athy who was killed in action in France in October 1915. He was a member of the 4th Battallion of the Leinster Regiment. The 100-year-old medal has already attracted bids of €126.50 on the online auction site. It's not clear who is selling the artefact but the seller said on eBay: "The Medal has a bit of staining but is generally okay."

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