Something is bothering me about this: http://www.staffordshire.police.uk/news/latest_appeals/081110_xa_military_cross I rang Staffs police and told them that I suspected that it was a Military Medal Stolen, as MCs weren't awarded to NCOs until much later (1993?). I saw it reported as an MC on the BBC as well - fair enough, probably just an administrative error.... I left my details with the person at Staffs that I spoke to and left it at that. They didn't ring back (not that I expect a phonecall) but they havn't changed the appeal either (24 hours later). After being pointed out here http://www.arrse.co.uk/cpgn2/Forums/viewtopic/p=2247247.html#2247247 that a person that has, apparently, the same details was actually killed in 1916 (no MC or MM mentioned) I decided to have a look at the gazette..... and I can't find an MC or MM awarded to anyone by that name throughout WW1. However, I certainly doubt my search-engine capabilities... so obviously I could be being needlessly suspicious.... But can anyone shed any more light?