Name :- Fender, Francis Purgavie
Nationality :- UK
Age :- 20
Rank :- Private
Number :- 2767107
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.