This is another example of all the research pieces falling in to place thanks to Ancestry.
The BWM awarded to 6581 Langdon Reuben Rule also came to me from Graham Docksey of the Albury RSL. Rule served with the 8th Battalion AIF and the search for him was a little difficult as his first and second names are often reversed and different spelling is used. After a few hours focusing on Rule, I had run in to the inevitable brick wall.
I then started to focus on his wife and I stumbled across his her name in an Ancestry family tree. Then the whole story opened up. Within 10 minutes of that discovery and taking an educated guess, I was talking to Rule's grand daughter.
I'll be returning the medal to Dianne in the near future.
The returned medal tally is now 1158.