February seems to be the month to help the police. This is the forth bit of research I've done this month that involves medals that have been recovered after a theft or car search. This time the call for assistance came from the Lake Illawarra Police Station.
They had come across a WWI Victory medal awarded to 3155 John William Pincham. John went on to serve in WWII. He married Elma in 1931 and had four children. John died in 1957; Elma lived until 2002.
From the family information I was able to provide, the police contacted John's great grand daughter and arranged for the medal to be returned.
The returned medal tally is now 2203.