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Corporal George Purdie

7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Service No: 20851

George Purdie grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Mr and Mrs James Purdie

Born / Resided

Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan / 22 Whifflet St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 27/04/1916

Enlisted

Dublin

Employed

British Tube Works

Age

20

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial, 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

Also remembered on the Stewarts and Lloyds Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for Georges name on the Loos Memorial

Photos
  Medal Index Card  remembered at home  additional photo

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