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John PURCELL

Regimental number4906
Place of birthTourello Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressTourello, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, S Purcell, Tourello, Victoria
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1917
Date of death3 November 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialClunes Cemetery (Roman Catholic Section, Row 1, Grave No. 4405), Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
73
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Stephen and Margaret PURCELL. Native of Tourello, Victoria. Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance.
Date of death8 May 1943
Place of burialClunes Cemetery

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