James Patrick PURCELL

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PURCELL, James Patrick

Service Number: 3926
Enlisted: 12 August 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Kilkenny, Ireland, 1883
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 July 1916
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Plot 1, Row J, Grave 31
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3926, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
22 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3926, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3926, 11th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Fremantle
9 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery
3 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3926, 3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Husband of Loretta Bella Purcell of 1 Beaufort Street, Perth, WA

James served his apprecticeship for a butcher with the Butchering Company, Brisbane

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

3rd, Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery-he was aged 33, from Paulstown. Paulstown (Irish: Baile Phóil) is a small village in County Kilkenny in Ireland. 

Enlistment date 12 August 1915

Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915 - age at embarkation 32.

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He is  commemorated on the  Kilkenny Peace Park Kilkenny World War I Memorial and on the  Kilkenny, MacDonagh Station-Kilkenny World War I Memorial.

11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement and latterly -3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery.