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Samuel Gordon PURCHASE

Regimental number200
Place of birthParramatta, New South Wales
Place of birthSunny Corner, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDrover
Addressc/o E L Simpson, City Bank, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMrs C Purchase, c/o Mr Prior, Concord, W, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Place of enlistmentKensington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of disease 11 February 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialTidworth Military Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 281), North Tidworth, Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
30
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Caroline PURCHASE, Concord West, Sydney

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