May 25th, 2018

Medals going home where they belong

By Peggy Revell on February 17, 2017.

Medicine Hat News

Thanks to “overwhelming support and information” received from the public, the Medicine Hat police are happy to announce two stolen First World War medals will make it back to their rightful home.

The medals were recovered in a plastic bag alongside old coins from around the world when police arrested two people in December for theft.

Officers were able to do some research into the original recipient of the medals, an “L.B. Middleton” who served with the British Navy, but opted earlier this week to ask the public for assistance in locating the owners of the medal.

As many readers of the News noticed — in what was a complete coincidence, the day the original story about the stolen medals ran, there was also an obituary on the recent passing of Middleton’s son.

Alongside the medals that will be returned, the family will be given a package of information gathered from submissions provided by researchers who responded to the media release.

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