The search for the family of QX17878 Phillip Bass has been a difficult one. I've had his Pacific Star for eight years after it was given to me by the QLD RSL. As was a common occurrence for WWI and WWII, birth dates were sometimes manipulated to bring volunteers in to the required age limits. This is what appears to Harv been done by Bass, so matching up the records has been difficult.
This link to Yuku shows the amount of detail our researches go to. Bill also learnt a valuable lesson about the names Sydney and Sidney. Time for more coffee Bill.
The medal will now be returned to the nephew of Phillip Bass.
The returned medal tally is now 667.