Arthur Bedford PURSER

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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: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 September 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glandore State Wards & Orphans Honour Roll, 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, SN 2873, 9th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
1 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2873, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
4 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2873, 49th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE A. B. PURSER.

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 (nla.gov.au)

 

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