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BEM medal. Civilian.
« on: Sunday 09 January 22 23:58 GMT (UK) »
In clearing out my father in laws house we came across a British Empire Medal. Eventually we found paperwork.  The letter inviting my wife's grandfather to the Palace to meet King George the 6th.
My wife has a younger brother. Who has more claim to hold on to the medal?
Does it go to the male line or the eldest?

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Re: BEM medal. Civilian.
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 January 22 17:12 GMT (UK) »
It will depend on the jurisdiction, the terms of any will, and whether there are other potential beneficiaries.

The most likely answer, if the medal is not the subject of a specific bequest, is that all those entitled to a share of the estate have an equal right of ownership.  So they would have to sort it out amongst themselves.
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