Bert Collins Locke had two periods of service during WWII. Firstly, as QX9765 in the 2nd AIF. He was discharged as medically unfit in Oct 1940. Secondly, in the militia as Q391. He served through to 1945 including in the islands.
Unfortunately, Bert was estranged form his family for over 30 years and they were only reunited 19 months before Bert died.
The returned medal tally is now 767 and these are from the NSW RSL box.
Update on 8 May 11 - photos added.
These medals are a copy set as can be seen stamped on the reverse of the stars.