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Catalog Number 2012.29.2
Object Name Medals
Description Matted and framed medals, including replica Memorial Medal (purple ribbon) for next of kin awarded to Pte James Malcolm Becroft killed Libya 1941. Photo of Pvt Becroft and photo of memorial stone, Knightsbridge, Acroma Cemetery, Libya included in framed presentation.
Notes Written by Mr Peter Blackburn:
With reference to this display of James Malcolm Becroft:
1) His birth date is 19/11/1912 not 18/11/1912 as indicated (checked from Birth Certificate).
2) The Memorial Medal (with purple ribbon) was given to the next of kin of all servicement who were killed in action. The Memorial Medal displayed is an exact replica of the one sent to Jim's parents. The original would have had Jim's name inscribed on the back. It could not be traced, but no doubt is in the possession of a family member somewhere.
Signed: Peter Blackburn 9/6/2014
Collection Albertland Museum (AD)