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William James PURVIS

Regimental number2466
Place of birthFremantle Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocers assistant
Address27 Francisco Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Purvis, 16 Francisco Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military service86th Infantry
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 20 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917

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