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6979112   Fusilier Samuel John Purvis
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 25/04/1942 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Fusilier Samuel Purvis was born in 1919 and was the son of George Purvis, and Jane Purvis (nee McMaster), of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. The family lived near the Red Bridge, Drapersfield, and then Church Street, Cookstown. He joined the Royal Irish Fusiliers in 27th December 1937 and had seen service in Egypt and Palestine. It was during the Battle of Malta that he lost his life in one of the many air raids on the island on 25th April 1942, aged 23.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pembroke Military Cemetery
Grave Ref: Grave 6-5-11
CWGC Casualty 1705238
Pembroke Military Cemetery is located just off the north-east coastal road that runs from Msida through St. Andrews and to St. Paul's Bay, between St. Andrews and what was formerly St. Patrick's Barracks. It is approximately 3 kilometres away from St. Julian's Bay and about 8 kilometres away from St. Paul's Bay. The rear of the Cemetery is clearly visible from this road. Once approaching St. Andrew's (high ridge) it is clearly signposted.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph World War II - North Panel Cookstown
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2019