Medals go­ing home where they be­long

Medicine Hat News - - UP FRONT -

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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