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Albert Edward PURNELL

Regimental number5889
Place of birthHay New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButtermaker
AddressThurgoona Street, Albury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A Purnell, Thurgoona Street, Albury, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3889 Pte Frederick William PURNELL, 4th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 August 1916.

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