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Rupert Benjamin PURBRICK

Regimental number5256
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressWarragul, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Purbrick, Bowen Street, Warragul, Victoria
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Special Memorial No. 22), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
51
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Emily PURBRICK; husband of Ida PURBRICK, 91 Finch Street, East Malvern, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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