Name :-   Fender, Francis Purgavie

Nationality :-   UK

Age :-   20

Rank :-   Private

Number :-  2767107

Medal :-

Service :-   Army

Regiment / ship :-  Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) attch. to 8th Bn., Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Date of death :-   17th April 1943

Cemetery / Memorial :-   Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia

Area of cemetery / memorial :-   Coll. grave 13. F. 4-8

Family information :-   Son of David Purgavie and Annie Weir McFarlane Fender of 7, Hatton Place, Rattray

Extra information :-

Before the war Frank was apprenticed to J. & W. Bruce, a firm of Blairgowrie builders.  He was in the Home Guard before joining up. 

Being a talented  footballer, he played for Celtic and Our Boys local juvenile clubs, and then for Blairgowrie F.C.  He also played for Stobswell, Dundee.

A keen member of the church, he was a member of the South Church Choir, and the Boys Brigade.

His brother, David, who was in the Royal Engineers, was a Prisoner of War in Germany, and another brother, Alex, served with the Black Watch in North Africa.