Arthur Bedford PURSER

PURSER, Arthur Bedford

Service Number: 2873
Enlisted: 8 June 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cameron Corner, South Australia, 24 June 1892
Home Town: Henley Beach , City of Charles Sturt / Henley and Grange, South Australia
Schooling: Edwardstown industrial school
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 September 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glandore State Wards & Orphans Honour Roll, Mitchell & Districts War Memorial, Mitchell War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

8 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
1 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2873, 9th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ayrshire embarkation_ship_number: A33 public_note: ''
1 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2873, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
4 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2873, 49th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2873 awm_unit: 49th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-09-04

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Information has been received that Private A. B. Purser was killed in action in France on September 4. He was the eldest brother of Miss Mary Purser, of Henley Beach." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 28 Oct 1916 (