PURVIS, Alfred William Alexander
|29 May 1916
|3rd Machine Gun Battalion
|Maidenhead, Queensland, Australia, date not yet discovered
|Emmaville, Glen Innes Severn, New South Wales
|Not yet discovered
|Emmaville War Memorial
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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.