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Frederic Maurice PURCHAS

Date of birth25 April 1866
Place of birthOnehunga New Zealand
Other NamesFrederick Mairice
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressYoung, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation49
Next of kinWife, Mrs A C Purchas, Young, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAAMS
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Unit: MED
Promotion date: 30 September 1915

FateReturned to Australia 25 June 1917
Discharge date10 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 2 April 1916.

Temporarily attached to 10th Bn, 3 May 1916; rejoined 3rd Field Ambulance, 15 May 1916.

Temporarily attached to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 28 July 1916; on special leave to England, 12 September 1916; rejoined unit, 21 September 1916.

Attached to 11th Bn for temporary duty as Medical Officer, 19 January 1917; attached to 3rd Division Base Depot, 27 March 1916. Marched out to England, 3 September 1917; commenced return to Australia on board HS A24, 25 August 1917; discharged, 10 November 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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