|Place of birth||Fitzroy, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, George W Purvis, 36 Taylor Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 3 years in the Senior Cadets.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Brunswick, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||58th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/75/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PURVIS Robert|