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Maurice John PURCELL

Regimental number1576
Place of birthDaylesford Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address95 Baker Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinJohn Purcell, 95 Baker Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date26 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 8 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 2), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Bridget PURCELL, 95 Baker Street, Richmond, Victoria. Native of Lancefield, Victoria

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