Before WWI, Botting worked in the South Australian Electoral Office. It was the history of this office that gave me the best lead. I contacted the author of the paper 'history of the state electoral office', Margaret Macilwain, who provided me with the contact details of Botting's grand daughter. A picture of Botting can be found on page 26.
So, thanks to Margaret, this trio is now on the way back to the family.
Yes the BWM is the wrong way around but this is how it was sent to me.
The returned medal tally is now 583.