Last Friday I was contacted by Glenn from Melbourne who had found a medal while demolishing a house. He asked me to start the research and he would send the medal to me. The medal is a WWII star awarded to VX81773 Reginald Francis Day.
I came across a 2001 entry on RootsWeb about Reg and tracked down the writer. Even though the entry was old he was able to provide me some great leads. His mother put me on to another relative who in turn put me in touch with Reg's nephew. Now here comes the best news, Reg is still alive.
I spent some time on the phone to Reg tonight and have arranged for Glenn to return the medal to him.
The returned medal tally is now 601.