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James Alphonsus PURCELL

Regimental number3543
Place of birthNorth Melbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriver
AddressNewmarket, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Purcell, 2 Norwood Street, Newmarket, Victoria
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row B, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
45
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Mary PURCELL. Native of North Melbourne, Victoria

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