Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
Edward went overseas with the RAMC in early 1916 and spent the rest of the war in Mesopotamia, which is now part of modern day Iraq and Syria.
The group of medals (pictured above), are double gallantry awards.
Edward was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (Purple Ribbon), “in recognition of valuable services rendered with the British Forces in Mesopotamia”. This notice appeared in the London Gazette on Friday 19th September 1919.
Edward was also Mentioned in Dispatches (Oak Leaf), for “distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty”, again in Mesopotamia. This appeared in the London Gazette on Tuesday, 18th February 1919.