When I commenced returning medals my only source of medals was to buy them from second hand stores and the like. It didn't take long until organisations like the RSL asked me to take on the task of researching medals that had been handed in to them. I now have very few of those first purchased medals left to return.
Once such group is the WWII broken group to SX28928 Leslie James Benton which I purchased in 2000. So after over 8 years Lost Medals Australia has now returned these medals to Benton's son. Where they have been before I purchased them is a mystery. As can be seen in the pictures they are fire damaged so have had a pretty hard life.
The medals returned number now stands at 442.