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Robert Henry PURCELL

Regimental number6118
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriver
Address3 Calder Road, Redfern, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lauretta May Purcell, 3 Calder Road, Redfern, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied at sea 3 August 1918
Place of burialAt Sea (from H.T. "Warilda")
Commemoration detailsHollybrook Memorial, Southampton, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
83

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