Item 0041-01 - Military medals

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Military medals

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CA MRUASC F0031-0041-01

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  • [191-]-1950 (Creation)

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10 medals : mounted in case 31 x 41 x 4 cm

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Object is a shadow box containing military medals from World War I and World War II. The top row contains the following medals awarded to Gordon Purdy: the Military Medal (MM), British War Medal, Victory Medal (Inter-Allied War Medal), Canadian Efficiency Decoration, War Medal 1939-1945, and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal.
The second row contains medals issued to Gordon Purdy's son, Douglas Gordon Purdy: The 1939-1945 Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal.
The case also contains a small silver plaque which states: " Capt. D.G. Purdy/Calg.R./Died in his country's service/19 Aug. 1942"

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Created March 23, 2018 by SD.

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  • English

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  • Newspaper box (22 L x 15.25 W x 2 H): 0041