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Regimental number617
Place of birthYarraville Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address21 Berry Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, T Purcell, 21 Berry Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 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 RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th A Battery
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*given name is Leo
Family/military connectionsBrother: 614 Corporal George Thomas PURCELL, 5th Medium Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia, 22 July 1917.

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