While my main focus is returning medals that have been found and then donated to me, I often get asked to look for medals that a family no longer has. I used to maintain a list of these medals on our website but this became very difficult to administer and distracted from the main purpose of Lost Medals Australia.
I still get many people ask me to look for medals so I keep their details in my records in case they ever come my way. However, the pages that we did publish with the looking for list are still cached on the web and people often come across them.
This happened recently when I was contacted by Mick of Brisbane who won a militaria lot at an auction and one of the items was the WWII War Medal awarded to QX42659 R Farley. When researching this name Mick got a hit on our website because Farley's son had contacted me in the past and his details were listed.
Mick has just let me know that he has been in contact with the Farley family and come to an arrangement to return the medal to them. Well done to Mick for seeing this through to the end. The returned medal tally is now 920.