16 March 2010

4751983 L/Cpl John Purdue, 7th Bn, Green Howards

4751983 Lance-Corporal John Purdue of the 7th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire regiment), died in North Africa on the 16th March 1943. He was 27 years old, the son of Harold Edwin and Mabel Alice Rose Purdue of Histon, Cambridgeshire. John was born in East London and living in Essex when he enlisted. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Medjez-el-Bab Memorial in Tunisia.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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