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08-April-2015
08-April-2015
Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
Plaque erected in memory of Corporal J.E. Purdey who was wounded in action at Broodseinde Ridge on 4 October 1917 and died of his wounds on 13 October 1917 during World War One. 

He was awarded the Military Medal, announcement of which appeared in the London Gazette on 25 January 1918 and in the Australian Gazette on 27 June 1918.  The medal was sent to his father with a letter praising his conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty, but sadly lacks any detail of his action.

Location

Address:7 St James Street, St James Anglican Church, Tongala, 3621
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.248981
Long: 144.952937
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:13-October-1917
Actual Event End Date:13-October-1917
Monument Designer:Wilson & Co. (Bendigo)

Dedication

Front Inscription
"TO THE GLORY OF GOD" 
IN LOVING MEMORY OF 
CORP. J.E. PURDEY, M.M.
"HE GAVE HIS YOUTH THAT
THE WORLD MIGHT GROW OLD IN PEACE" 

AT ZONNEBEKE, FRANCE
"FOR KING AND COUNTRY" 
13TH OCT. 1917 AGED 28 YEARS 
" HE WAS A MAN" 


Wilson & Co. Bendigo
Source: MA
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