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Cecil Roy PURKIS

Regimental number3423
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDraper
AddressWest Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, James Purkis, Lurline Street, West Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date14 August 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 29th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 2 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateDied of disease 19 February 1919
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row P, Grave No. 101), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
4
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Eliza PURKIS, 8 Lurline Street, Mile End, South Australia. (Died of phthisis)

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