These two medals span the service of one man in two wars and serving two countries.
15595 PTE James Brown served in the Royal Scots during WWI. He later emigrated to Australia and served in the Australian Army during WWII as V4808 PTE James Brown, this time with 17th Garrison Battalion. James would have been entitled to more medals, most notable the WWI British War Medal and the Australian Service Medal 1939-45.
This search started with a post on the Australian Surname Group forum. We ran in to a few dead ends but the family came across the entry and contacted us.
The medals will be returned to James' son and thank you to Jo D who sent me the medals in the first place. The returned medal tally is now 1131.