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6985550   Fusilier Victor George Purvis
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 70th (Young Soldiers) Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/08/1923
Died: 03/06/1942 (Died by accident)
Age: 18
Victor George Purvis was the son of William and Annie Jane Purvis of Cookstown. He was born on 12th August 1923. Prior to enlistment he worked as an apprentice plumber. Victor Purvis joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and served with the 70th (Young Soldiers) Battalion. Whilst in England, on 3rd June 1942, Fusilier Victor George Purvis died as a result of drowning near Cornwall while training.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cookstown New Cemetery
  Cookstown, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: Sect J Grave 1531
CWGC Casualty 2835104
Cookstown New Cemetery is situated at the junction of Cemetery Road and Westland Road South, Cookstown. Cookstown New Cemetery is also known as Westland Rd Cemetery and Forthill Cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 336
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1 Photo of Fusilier Victor Purvis' grave
2 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Fusilier Victor Purvis' grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023