Bill and I are often asked how medals are lost in the first place. This is often a question we can't answer but I think in this case the condition of this British War Medal gives a clue. The disc of this medal has come adrift from its suspender which is probably the way it was first lost.
We are so lucky that these medals are named and this BWM was awarded to 6774 Wally Thomas Reginald Musgrave who served in the 1st Battalion AIF.
Wally didn't marry but he is remembered by his grand niece and it is through her family that I'll return the medal to.
Thanks to Ron Moore of the 2/2 Battalion Association who sent me the medal. The returned medal tally is now 2128.