This Australian Service Medal 1939-45 has had a pretty tough life. It was awarded to WX39197 Alan James Barndon and has come loose from it's suspender as can be seen in the photos. The rim is heavily worn which made getting a photo of the naming rather difficult.
The search for Alan's family used two sources - the electoral rolls and the White Pages. After that the assistance of some very helpful family members will mean this medal will soon be returned to Alan's son.
Thank you to Brad W who sent me the medal.
The returned medal tally is now 1154.