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Ronald Bruce Purvis

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Portrait in uniform - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait in uniform - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald Bruce AWMM
  • Surname
    Purvis AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ron AWMM
  • Service number
    444693 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Infantry training at Forbury Racecourse, Ashburton Racecourse, Westerfield and Burnham. AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1941 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Abcess to right ankle AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to No. 1 General Hospital (14 November 1944) AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Bertie Renwick and G.T. Purvis

    Brother of Clifford Renwick Purvis (NZ41605)

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 May 2004 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery AWMM Cremation Lawn B, Row 11, Plot 14 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.102 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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