2/Cpl. J.E.PURDEY M.M. served with 10 Fld. Coy. Engrs. A.I.F.
The medals are framed together with other items returned to relatives after his death.
A Military Medal is awarded "for bravery in the field".
Included in the frame are coins, his compass & an English-French Dictionary in which shrapnel is embedded.
The dictionary possibly saved his life in an earlier incident. All techniques & materials used are compatible with the item & are completely reversible.
The medal panel is removable.
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