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Home: Ingram
Date of death: 28 January 1945
Age at death: 27 years
Fate: William was wounded on D-Day (6 June 1944), returned home and then went back to the war upon recovery. On Sunday 28 January 1945, William was killed in action alongside eight other commandos while trying to take an island in a river in the advance through Holland.
Rank: Marine
Service No: EX/3472
Unit/Regiment: No. 45 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines
Buried: Nederweert War Cemetery, Netherlands (Cemetery/memorial reference: IV. F. 2). William is also commemorated on a memorial plaque at Ingram Church, UK.
Other: Son of Alexander and Barbara Purvis; husband of Ellen I. Purvis, of Wooperton, Northumberland.

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William Purvis gravestone by Fokko Meering

Marine William Purvis gravestone

(Image courtesy of Fokko Meering (original source), licensed under licence CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Accessed 03 October 2018.)

plaque at Ingram church re 1939-1945 c. G Williamson

1939-1945 Memorial Plaque in Ingram Church, UK

CEM14 Nederweert War Cemetery, Netherlands CWGC image

Nederweert War Cemetery, Netherlands (image courtesy of CWGC)

Nederweert Cemetery Cross by Fokko Meering

Nederweert Cemetery Cross

(Image courtesy of Fokko Meering (original source), licensed under licence CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Accessed 03 October 2018.)

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