It will come as no surprise to readers that we have very close links to ex-service organisations, or ESOs. One of Australia's best know ESO is Legacy. I was recently contacted by a senior member of Legacy in Victoria about the Philippine Liberation Medal awarded to 51070 FSGT Ewan Clive Quick. The medal had been found in a unit and handed in to Legacy.
David from Legacy had done some great work to eliminated a whole lot of possibilities but when he hit a dead end he contacted me. Ewan's name is reasonably uncommon and it didn't take long to find him in the electoral rolls. From there I worked out the names of two sons and found one in the White Pages. Armed with the phone number, David has been in touch with the family and the medal will be sent home soon.
The returned medal tally is now 1916.