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Purdy Family fonds Item
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Military medals

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"