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Lost telegram revealing soldier's death

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The family of a soldier who died in the Second World War were never told of his death because the telegram and his last will and testament were undiscovered for 67 years after they were left on a bus.

The documents relating to Private Gordon Heaton were left on a bus by a delivery boy and was discovered in a lost property box in a bus depot in Birmingham last November.

His devastated family never received the official telegram saying he had died – and when he never returned from the war, they were left to assume he had been killed in action.

Touched bus drivers from the Acocks Green National Express depot launched a hunt to track down Private Heaton's family and finally let them know what happened to the hero.

http://www.telegraph...r-67-years.html

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Wow. Amazing that someone cared enough to get the information to the family despite the intervening years.

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