Army medals come home

Keith Gardner's service medals

Keith Gardner's service medals

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Medals belonging to a Preston soldier killed while on National Service have been presented to Lancashire Infantry Museum by his sister.

Keith Gardner, a private in the First Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regimentfrom the Fulwood Barracks, was killed aged 22 in a road accident in Malaya in June 1959, days before he was due to return home.

In 2011, Keith’s sister Avrial Butcher travelled to Malaya with Keith’s army friend Fred Hudson, where she picked up his re-issued service medals, after the originals were lost by the regiment.


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