Name:-    Purves, William James

Nationality:- UK

Age :-    21

Rank:-    Corporal

Number:-   1585


Service:-    Army

Regiment / ship:-   12th Light Armoured Motor Bn., Machine Gun Corps. (Motors)

Date of death:-    26th March 1917

Cemetery / Memorial:- Jerusalem Memorial, Israel

Area of cemetery / memorial :- Panel 56

Family information:- Son of William and Agnes Duncanson Purves, Totonto Villa, Woodside, Coupar Angus, Perthshire

Extra information:-

I think this is the family in 1901. Purves is an unusual name in Perthshire.

22, Kyle Park, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

William Purves, head, 47, laundryman, b. Crailing, Roxburghshire

Agnes Purves, wife, 47, b. Carnock, Fifeshire

Helen M Purves, daughter, 15, scholar, b. Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Agnes Purves, daughter, 13, scholar, b. Glasgow

Hilda M Purves, daughter, 8, scholar, b. Bothwell

William J Purves, son, 5, b. Bothwell

Mary Y Thomson, general servant, 18, b. Bothwell