Mr Wally Trinder made a poignant visit to the Wardrobe a few days ago. Wally had donated his father's medals to the museum in 1987. His father, Walter George Trinder had served in the Royal Berkshire Regiment in the Boer War. Following a period in the reserve Walter rejoined on the outbreak of World War One. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1918 for 'Conspicuous Gallantry and Devotion to Duty' whilst serving with the 6th Battalion.
Wally had last visited the museum in 1991, when the medals were not on display. To his surprise and pleasure he found himself in our medal room facing an image of his father, with biographical information and the medals.
Our photograph here shows Wally with his wife Meg, holding his father's display.
This was enjoyable visit for all concerned.