This search had me stumped for over 6 years. I first received the WWII medals with a Navy long service medal awarded to 18290 John Edward Greaves from Barbara G in 2010. Since then the search has been frustrating.
John initially enlisted in the RAN in 1927, he served through to 1945 which made him eligible for a long service and good conduct medal. He was easy to track up until 1968 but then nothing. Anne W revisited my research recently and found John's son who I spoke to today. I'll send him the medals in the near future. Well done Anne.
The returned medal tally is now 1825.