This search is very satisfying as the person we will return this medal to is a WWI veteran's daughter.
2478 Charles Thomas Richards served in 57th BN AIF. He was wounded in France, suffering gun shot wounds to both legs. The family have advised us that they can not remember when they last saw any of Charles' medals and we suspect they all disappeared when he died in 1969.
The returned medal tally is now 798. This medal is from the NSW box.
Update on 8 May 11 - photos added.