WW1 hero’s medals donated

Latest community news from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter
Latest community news from the Suffolk Free Press, suffolkfreepress.co.uk, @sfpsudbury on Twitter

Sudbury Royal British Legion has helped rehome a First World War hero’s medals.

Frederick Riddlestone served in the Suffolk Regiment all through the First World War, his service spanning 18 years.

He was awarded three medals from the conflict together with the Long Service and the Distinguished Conduct medal.

On his discharge order his conduct was described as ‘Exemplary’.

One of Mr Riddlestone’s daughters Angie approached Stuart Hume, chairman of Sudbury and District branch of the Royal British Legion for advice on how the family could donate them.

With their father being a Suffolk Regiment man it was suggested that enquiries were made to the Suffolk Regiment Museum in Bury St Edmunds.

Having made contact, Gwyn Thomas, honorary curator of the museum recently visited the Hill Lodge Hotel in Sudbury to meet the family and accept the medals on behalf of the museum where they will now be on permanent display.