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Henry James PURVIS

Regimental number5184
Place of birthPort Adelaide South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHairdresser
AddressMount Gambier, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Purvis, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XL, Row H, Grave No. I), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
60
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Margaret PURVIS, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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