WWI Veteran Harry Patch's medals to go on display in Cornwall

By Culture24 Staff | 13 August 2009
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Harry Patch, the last British survivor of World War I has left his medals to the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Regimental Museum in Bodmin.

Mr Patch, who died last month in Somerset aged 111, fought in the trenches at Ypres from June to September 1917 before being wounded by a German Shell.

Among the eight medals Mr Patch was awarded are the British War Medal, the Allied Victory Medal and two French Legion d'Honneur awards. All of his medals are now on display at the museum.

The pieces will be the centrepiece of a museum display until October before going on display with other medals won by members of the regiment.

For more information visit The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Museum website.

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