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Unknown AWMM 110 Riverslea Road, Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
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Mrs S. Purcell (mother), Maleala, Alaitata, Samoa, Pacific Islands AWMM
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- Son of Targa Purcell and Sapi Purcell of Apia, Samoa. AWMM
- Uncle Silila is the son of Taagamanusina Tevaseu and Sapi Mose Tulia Purcell, both of Western Samoa Public - Honey McIsaac-Paora - Other relative - 18 November 2015 - Birth certificate. Family genealogy papers.
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SILILA PURCELL IS THE BROTHER OF MY FATHER, BERTIE ULUVALU TAAGAMANUSINA PURCELL. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT THE AGE OF 22YEARS. TAKEN TOO EARLY. HE WAS THE FIRST SAMOAN TO BE KILLED IN ACTION.
Public - Honey TM - Other Relative - 4 July 2015
- Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
Military Service Record AWMM
- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
WW2 5: WW2 173 AWMM
|18 November 2015||Honey McIsaac-Paora||Whangaruru, Whangarei, NewZealand||Other relative||
|04 July 2015||Honey TM||Whangaruru, New Zealand||Other Relative||
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