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James PURDON

Regimental number6599
Place of birthDalby, Queensland
SchoolState School
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressChilders, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Purdon, Childers, Queensland
Enlistment date20 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He sacrificed all he possessed to serve his country and was beloved by his mother who applauded him for his bravery. Died in the field." Details from C Purdon, mother.
FateDied of wounds 22 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialTerlincthun British Cemetery (plot II, row D, Grave No. 29), Wimille, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
108
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Catherine PURDON, Childers, Queensland. Native of Dalby, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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