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George Purdie cap badgeCorporal George Purdie

7th (Service) Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Service No: 20851

George Purdie grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of the late Mr and Mrs James Purdie. From the 1911 Ireland Census - Address - 12 Synge St, Dublin - Anne Purdie aged 74, George Purdie aged 35, George Purdie aged 16, Anne Purdie aged 18, Elizabeth Purdie aged 27, boarders Daniel Sweeney aged 22, William Palmer aged 22. George and Anne listed as nephew and niece of Anne Purdie. They were born in Monaghan. George's Pension was awarded to his Aunt Lena Belton of 22 Grantham St, South Circular Rd, Dublin.

Born / Resided

Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan / 22a Whifflet St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action on the 27/04/1916 at the village of Hulloch.




British Tube Works



Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial (Panel 60), Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

Additional Information

The 7th (Service) Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers landed in France in February 1916 and were part of the 49th Brigade, 16th (Irish) Division. Between the 27th - 29th April 1916, the 16th (Irish) Division suffered mass casualties when the 48th and 49th Brigades came under gas attack at Hulluch. A total of 570 officers and men were killed, and a further 1410 wounded, by gas and shelling during the Battle. George is also remembered on the Stewarts and Lloyds Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for George's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his listing in the Ireland Casualties WW1, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Loos Memorial Panel List, the 1911 Ireland Census, his name on the Loos Memorial, George's Pension Records x 3 and the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Cap Badge.

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