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Daniel James PURCELL

Regimental number2429
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGipps Street, Concord, Nejw South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.1
Height5' 6"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Purcell, Gipps Street, Concord, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date20 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Macquarie', 28 March 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 7 April 1919; discharged from ship's hospital, 11 April 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 5 days; disembarked Sydney, 27 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 20 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsService number incorrectly entered on headstone as 2427.
Date of death1 October 1927
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, PURCELL Daniel James

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