I received the WWI Victory Medal awarded to 1678 PTE James Absalom Barnett last July from Nathan D. James served in the 45th Battalion, AIF. He was also awarded the British War Medal.
It was rather easy to follow James' life but the next step to any living descendants alluded me.
In recent months our fellow researcher Alex L has been able to dedicate some more of his valuable time to me. He had a fresh look at this case and quickly found records for James' daughter and then on to her son Jon.
This morning I spoke to the family and will be returning the medal shortly. Many thanks go to Nathan and congratulations to Alex who tells me he 'is happy to be back on the scoreboard'.
The returned medal tally is now 1444.