Lost war medal returned.
Lost war medal returned.

Stranger returns lost war medal, shows true Aussie spirit

A TOOWOOMBA man has come to the rescue after using a metal detector to retrieve a stranger's lost Second World War medal.

Kirsten Randle and her son attended the Highfield's Anzac Day service yesterday when her grandfather's dress medal was lost.

Her son was proudly wearing a collection of medals so he could show his respects to his grandfather and his father who is a returned serviceman from Afghanistan.

She posted on the Facebook page Toowoomba Buy and Sell, asking residents to keep an eye out for the medal, in the hopes someone would be able to return it to her.

"It was lost at the Highfields Anzac Day service near the embankment near the community centre," she said.

"They mean the world to me as they were given to me by my grandfather for my eighth birthday and I've had them ever since, so almost 30 years."

A Toowoomba man saw the post and decided to use his metal detector to go searching.

He found the medal and said he was over the moon to be able to return such a precious heirloom.

Ms Randle couldn't believe it had been found so quickly.

"A lovely gentleman used a metal detector to go find it for me. Yeah I am blown away at his generosity and true Aussie spirit."


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