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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Purves

In memory of:

Major George Purves

October 11, 1916

Military Service


Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

43rd Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Cross

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


Born:

April 19, 1884
Edinburgh, Scotland

Enlistment:

April 21, 1915
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of James and Sarah Purves, of Edinburgh, Scotland; husband of Kathleen Purves, of National Bank House, Leith, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 151 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. G. 1.

Location:

The town of Abbeville is on the main road from Paris to Boulogne, about 80 kilometres south of Boulogne. On reaching Abbeville from Boulogne on the N1 at the roundabout, take the right turn immediately before Boulogne Road direction. A CWGC direction sign is on site. Enter the ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY by the left hand side main gate and follow CWGC signs within the Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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