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Name: Charles Loran Purdy Regimental Number: 469371 Rank: Private Battalion: 64th Battalion/2nd Battalion Date of Birth: December 30, 1896 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: August 28, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Sussex, New Brunswick Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 9 inches Complexion: Dark Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Trade: Moulder Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Grace Purdy (Mother) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: September 23, 1916 Cemetery: Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, France Grave Reference: Plot: I. O. 19. Commemorated on Page 151 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 7 Charles Purdy was the son of Charles and Grace Purdy, Grove Rd., Yarmouth NS. He enlisted with the 64th Battalion and served with that Battalion in England. In France he served with the 2nd Battalion. He was wounded in action and died as he was being conveyed by ambulance to hospital. Private Purdy was a victim of a creeping barrage. British guns were to shell a certain area and the British were to occupy that area after the fire of the guns lifted and the shells directed to the next line of German emplacements. On this occasion, due to faulty liaison, British guns continued to shell an area moments earlier seized from the Germans. Library and Archives Canada Canadian Virtual War Memorial
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