A FAMILY tree researcher has likely revealed the man and life behind a First World War medal which was found in a derelict shed.

Belonging to Edward White Follows, of the Worcestershire regiment, researcher Mark Chambers seems to have have uncovered his past.

Mr Follows was born in 1889, in Romsley, Worcestershire where his family were located, and died in1968 in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire.

It is believed he married aged 54, to Jean Stedham, in Stratford upon Avon, in 1943.

The married couple apparently went on to have two children named Elizabeth A Follows and Edward J H Follows.

Mr Chambers' research shows Elizabeth A Follows died in 2004, while Edward J H Follows is believed to still be alive and living in Warwickshire.

Edward White Follows had one sister and three brothers, all of whom are no longer alive.

Mr Chambers, 47, of Worcester, said: "I saw the article about the medal in the "Worcester News" and decided to help.

"I really enjoy both researching family trees for myself and friends but also matters like this probably more."

His First World War victory medal was found in the shed by two friends in Rugby, Warwickshire, and it transpired he was also awarded a second medal.

32 year-old barman Graham Banks, who was helping his friend take down the shed after she had moved into the property, said: "When the roof fell down, I saw a gold chain which looked like a cheap piece of costume jewellery.

"I googled what was written on the medal itself and saw it was a First World War victory medal."

The hunt for any relatives of Mr Follows is on.

Email cp2@worcesternews or call 01905 742 263 if you have any further information about the medal or Mr Follows.