Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Anzac Spirit Still Strong; Return of a Lost Medal Reaffirms Faith in Humanity

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Anzac Spirit Still Strong; Return of a Lost Medal Reaffirms Faith in Humanity

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REX Hobson was devastated when he realised one of his grandfather's medals had slipped from his chest on Anzac Day.

But the good deed of an anonymous person who handed the medal in to the Kawana Waters Surf Club has taught him and his family the Aussie "look after your mates" spirit is still alive.

Faith Hobson had divided her late father-in-law John's medals between Rex, 9, and his brother, Jack, 11, for the Anzac Day dawn service at Kawana.

Mr Hobson died last year aged 94 and it was only the second time the boys had worn the medals and the first time they had worn them for Anzac Day.

But Rex was dismayed when he discovered one of the medals his mum had pinned on his chest that morning was missing.

"He turned to me and said, 'Mum, there's only two,' and we'd left the house with three," Mrs Hobson said. …

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