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Donation of medals

By November 18th, 2019 No Comments

We had a lovely donation of medals from World War Two recently.  The medals were awarded to Molly (Mary) Leslie nee Nairn and were donated to the Museum by her son.

Molly joined up with her friend, May Matthews.  They were both from Annan and can be seen in this photograph below.

Molly’s son remembers, She told me that they both ran away together to join up but were then sent to different places! My mum spent time in France and Germany during her service. “

After the War, May didn’t return to Annan but lived in Walton on Thames.  Molly lived in Annan and May used to visit her.  May still has family living in Annan.

Molly lived at 14 Tweedie Terrace in Annan until she married and they moved to 12 Closehead Avenue until the 80s when they moved to 4 East Hecklegirth where she lived until shortly before her death in January 2018.  Molly’s son now lives in Cumbria.   

We thank him for this donation, the information provided and for giving us permission to share it.

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