Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Wallet Lost By Soldier 71 Years Ago Is Finally Returned To His Family.

The wallet meant more to Robin Ashby than anyone could have imagined.

It allowed him to reconnect and learn more about his late father, who died in 1968, when Robin was just a teenager.

The wallet meant more to Robin Ashby than anyone could have imagined.

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In fact, it was the driver's license inside the wallet that led the Van Hornes to Ashby.

The wallet had somehow made it into the hands of an elderly man who passed it on to a pensioned named Frits Van Horne over 25 years ago.

In fact, it was the driver's license inside the wallet that led the Van Hornes to Ashby.

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Through the help of his family, Van Horne began searching for clues that would lead to Kenneth Ashby's descendants.

The first step was using the name on the license to trace him to a cemetery in Godalming, Surrey, where Ashby was interred.

Through the help of his family, Van Horne began searching for clues that would lead to Kenneth Ashby's descendants.

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With the help of a local newspaper, word eventually reached Robin Ashby of his father's wallet.

This led to Robin phoning the Dutch family and inviting them to drive over to England to return the wallet in person.

With the help of a local newspaper, word eventually reached Robin Ashby of his father's wallet.

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The wallet's personal effects have no monetary value per se.

But Kenneth Ashby's photographs, embroidered handkerchief, a rabbit's foot, and a small Union flag are priceless to his son Robin and he is immensely grateful to the Van Hornes for allowing him to reconnect with his father, even if its only in memory.

The wallet's personal effects have no monetary value per se.

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Source: DailyMail

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