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"
File contains photographs and descriptions of the service medals awarded to Gordon Purdy and his son, Douglas Gordon Purdy, as well as reproductions of Douglas Purdy's army enlistment records and photographs of Purdy and Kirkwood family members.
Fonds illustrates the military service of two members of the Purdy family; Gordon Purdy and his son Douglas Gordon Purdy. Fonds consists of military medals from World War I and World War II, a book about the battle of Dieppe, and reproductions of photographs and military records.