David discovered that the plaque, issued to the families of all British soldiers killed in WW1, belonged to a Mr George William Cawood.
He had served as a private in the Hampshire regiment and was killed on February 4, 1917.
David posted an appeal for George’s relatives in his local paper which was seen by genealogists Finders International.
The company, who have worked for the BBC Heir Hunters programme, managed to trace Thelma in Guildford, Surrey, and Michael in Fleet, Hants.
Daniel Curran of Finders International said:
We located a niece and a nephew of the deceased – two cousins who hadn’t been in contact since they were children.
We also found six great nieces and nephews.
Source material: Mirror