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Current record for: George Charles Purvey
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Name George Charles Purvey
Born in Acton- Middlesex
Resident of Holloway - Middlesex
Died 16/05/1915
Age 26

Cause of Death Killed in action

Cemetery or memorial Le Touret Memorial, France
Grave or panel reference Panel 44.

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World War 1
France and Flanders

Relative(s)      Relative(s)
  • George William Purvey, Father
    60, Cromwell Road, Holloway Road
  • Ellen Margaret Purvey, Mother
    60, Cromwell Road, Holloway Road
  • Frederick Leonard Purvey, Brother
Military Information Military Information

Rank Private
Service Number 1061
Unit 3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Regiment London Regiment
Service Army
Enlisted in Edward Street