This WWII 1939-45 Star was awarded to NX122770 John Schmitzer and he was known as Jack. From the electoral rolls I knew he was from a large family who lived in the Taree area. Lucky, Jack was mentioned in an Ancestry family tree and the tree owner was able to put me in touch with Jack's nephew
Thank you to Anne who helped me with this search and to Liz J who sent me the medal in the first place.
The returned medal tally is now 1080.