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George Thomas PURCELL

Regimental number614
Place of birthYarraville Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSugar Boiler
Address21 Berry Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, T Purcell, 21 Berry Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Medium Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrother: 617 Gunner Leo Patrick PURCELL, 5th Artillery Battery, returned to Australia, 16 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 June 1961

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