RCMP are investigating the theft of military medals from a hall in Asquith.
On February 6, 2018, Warman RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter to a seniors hall in the community of Asquith, SK.
Within the previous eight hours, thieves had broken into the hall and stolen a TV, DVD player and camera. Of more significance, were a number of World War I and World War II medals that were on display at the hall. The medals were on loan from local veterans.
WWII Medals: Italy France and Germany campaign stars and medals. Memorial Cross.
WWI Medals: Memorial Cross and British campaign medal.
All of these medals are precious family heirlooms; particularly the Memorial Cross which was issued as a memento of personal loss and sacrifice on the part of mothers and widows of Canadian soldiers who died for their country.
Asquith resident Glenda McTavish posted on Facebook that her grandfather’s medals were among those items that were stolen. She made a plea that the items be returned.
The RCMP is asking anyone who may have information regarding the theft and/or whereabouts of these medals to please contact the Warman detachment at #306-975-1670 or their local police service. Or you can submit a tip anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.