Alfred William Alexander PURVIS MM

PURVIS, Alfred William Alexander

Service Number: 2630
Enlisted: 29 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Maidenhead, Queensland, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Emmaville, Glen Innes Severn, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Memorials: Emmaville War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 33rd Infantry Battalion
17 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 2630, 33rd Infantry Battalion
17 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 2630, 33rd Infantry Battalion, SS Napier, Sydney
12 Jun 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3rd Machine Gun Battalion

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

The son of Henry William Purvis and Florence Purvis of Emmaville NSW, his two brothers were killed during the war. 3198 Henry Harold Purvis 4th Battalion AIF killed in action at Lagnicourt on 15 April 1917, and 1222 Donald Purvis killed in action at Menin Road, Belgium on 16 September 1917.

Alfred's Military Medal was awarded for “for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on Road Wood near Bouchavesnes, France on 31 August 1918.