This story from Bill does not do justice to the huge amount of effort that has gone in to this return.
There are searches and searches. The return of the medals of VX81816 Private Charles Sydney Young was perhaps no different to many others. It went around in circles, ending up almost where it started. But not quite.
With no direct descendants, Charles’ medals have been passed to his nephew Kevin. Following his request, we will not be publishing any of the search details.
The returned medal tally is now 1691.