22 October 2010

Frederick Lancelot Bottle

NX34125 Frederick Lancelot Bottle originally came from the Kurrajong area of NSW. This is a rural community past Windsor. I took a punt and rung a person with the same surname listed in the Whitepages as living in the same area. After a bit of checking it turns out that the person I rung is Bottle's great nephew.
While a connection with the family has been made it is still unclear how the medals went missing in the first place.
As can be seen from the photos the ribbons are in a bad way and even though they are mounted for wear as a group of four there is still one medal missing. The 1939-45 Star is not with the group.
The returned medal tally is now 718 and these are from the NSW RSL box.

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