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Regimental number96
Place of birthOld Beach Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressOld Beach, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Alfred Purdon, Old Beach, Tasmania
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll96B
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Date of death9 August 1970
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery

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