Remembrance Day 2021: World War I veterans' service medals find their way home 100 years later

Helen Gregory
By Helen Gregory
November 10 2021 - 8:00am
Never forget: Brian Banister said he felt "grateful, humbled and proud" to have his ancestor's war medals and thanked Yvonne Fletcher and John Gillam for their work and support. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

SERVICE medals that were not issued to two Hunter-born World War I soldiers have been sent more than 100 years after their deaths to their descendants, in the lead up to Remembrance Day.

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Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory

Journalist

Helen Gregory joined the Newcastle Herald in 2010. She is the masthead’s education reporter and has written for the H2 and Weekender sections, as well as across a range of issues. Helen is a Walkley Award winning journalist and was also part of the Newcastle Herald team that won the United Nations World Environment Day Media Award for Environmental Reporting in 2015.

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