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Name: Arthur Francis Purcell Rank: Private Service Number: F/10013 Service: South Saskatchewan Regiment, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: January 1, 1920 Place of Birth: Halifax, NS Date of Enlistment: May 15, 1942 Place of Enlistment: CIBTC Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: April 7, 1945 Age: 25 Cemetery: Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands Private Arthur Purcell was the son of Frank G. and Ellen Purcell, East Petpeswick, Halifax Co., NS He completed basic training at No 60 CIBTC, Yarmouth, NS and served in Canada and Newfoundland until July 18, 1944. He served in the United Kingdom between July 19, 1944 and September 3, 1944 and in Northwest Europe between September 4, and April 7, 1944. He was killed in action while serving in Holland. Commemorated on Page 556 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 21 Photo: Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Remembering World War II Arthur Francis Purcell