Frank Purgavie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1458
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 23rd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 35
  • Date of Death: 03.03.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.A.4.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 31 Main St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Dye Worker
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    James Purgavie

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mary Ann Dundas Purgavie, 31 Main St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Margaret, born 02.07.1905, Mary Ann, born 04.11.1906, Francis, born 21.09.1908, Isabella, born 22.08.1911 & Jemima, born 24.04.1913.

More about Frank Purgavie

Frank Purgavie   1458   Royal Fusiliers

The sad information has been received by Mrs Purgavie, 31 Mains Street, that her husband Private Frank Purgavie, 23rd Royal Fusiliers (Sportsman’s Battalion), was killed in action on the 1st March.  Deceased, who was about 35 years of age, joined the battalion on its formation, prior to which he was employed as a dye-worker with Messrs Wm Cleghorn, Ltd.  He leaves a widow and five of a family.

Dundee People’s Journal 18th March 1916

PURGAVIEIn loving memory of my dear husband, Private Frank Purgavie, 23d Royal Fusiliers, killed in France on March 1st 1916.  – Inserted by his wife and family, Mrs Mary Purgavie, Main Street, Dundee.

Dundee People’s Journal 2nd March 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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