This medal is a WWII Pacific Star awarded to WFX34622 Ruth Margaret Veitch. Ruth saw service in Madang where she was a nurse in the 102 Casualty Clearing Station. She would have been entitled to at least four more medals but where they are is a mystery.
This search was a relatively easy one. I received the medal earlier this week and my initial search indicated that Ruth was originally from a small farming community in WA. The white pages showed that there was only a few people with the same surname in that area so I took a punt and my first call I made was to Ruth's nephew. Total research time was about 10 minutes. Bill and I only wish they were all this easy.
The medals returned tally is now 576.