Some months ago I was contacted by WO2 Russell G who told me that 'A colleague of mine found an ADM with the inscription EJ Wunderlich 81xxxxxx'. With such a distinctive surname I thought it would be easy to locate the person who was awarded this Australian Defence Medal. It proved more difficult than originally expected but I got there in the end.
As it turned out Mr Wunderlich's ADM was stolen and he had received an official replacement but told Russ he was appreciative to have the original back.
The returned medal tally is now 2679.