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Robert PURVIS

Regimental number1748
Place of birthFitzroy, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 3.5"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinFather, George W Purvis, 36 Taylor Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date9 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBrunswick, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PURVIS Robert

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