Dementia Sufferer Gives Service Medals To Stranger

Posted on May 20, 2019

A woman has appealed for service medals belonging to her late father to be returned after her mother, who has dementia, gave them away to an “unknown stranger”. Annie Brookes, from Leicester, said her mother Molly handed the medals to an “unknown stranger” around four weeks ago and are still missing, leaving the family “devastated”. “She [Molly] had his beret and medals on his pillow of the bed as a comfort to her, but then they too disappeared, ” Ms Brookes said.

During the 1950s, Ms Brookes’ father John Tomlin was in the 10th Royal Hussars, serving in Germany and fighting in the Korean War.

Ms Brookes said her father, who died in February, “was very proud” of his time in the Army.

Four medals were awarded to Mr Tomlin for his tours of Germany and Korea, as well as one from the United Nations and another which Ms Brookes says she cannot remember.

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