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Regimental number21851
Place of birthCairns Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMareeba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J.W. Purcell, same address
Previous military service1st Infantry
Enlistment date7 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameEngineering Field Companies, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 22 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919

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