Family absolutely gutted after losing 1916 medal they were hoping to donate to War Museum

Descendants of Brigadier Alfred J Gatt are heartbroken after losing a medal (pictured-above) which he received in 1916 from the British Empire for his part in the battle of Gallipoli.

Francesca Gatt told TVM how, after her grandmother’s death, the family decided to donate the medals of her ancestors, including that belonging to Brigadier Gatt, who is her great-grandfather, by donating it to the National War Musuem.

However, when members of the Gatt family were on their way to Fort St. Elmo last week to hand over the medals to the curators, one of the medals was lost along the way, so much so that they found hole in the basket.

Medalja nieqsa fost il-medalji li l-familja Gatt tat lill-mużew nazzjonali tal-gwerra

Ms Gatt said they walked the streets of San Gwann and Msida, as well as the Mediterranean Conference Centre, St. Elmo, and the museum itself, but the medal was nowhere to be found.

The family is appealing to anyone who finds this medal, which is in the form of a military cross, to take it to a police station so that it will returned to the family who wish to donate to the museum, so that it can be enjoyed by the public as part of Malta’s history.

Il-Brigadier Gatt (xellug) fl-1938 – jidher liebes il-medalja l-mitlufa