WWI veteran's medals go on show





Eight medals awarded to the last British survivor of World War I have gone on show in Cornwall.

Harry Patch, who died in Somerset last month at the age of 111, fought with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

Mr Patch said upon his death he wanted his medals to go on permanent display at the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Regimental Museum in Bodmin.

The medals, which included the British War Medal, the Allied Victory Medal and two French Legion d'Honneur awards, were taken to the museum by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Lady Mary Holborow, following Mr Patch's funeral last week.




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