23 April 2010

2010497 Sapper Robert Purdie, RE

2010497 Sapper Robert Purdie of 1003 Docks Operating Company,Royal Engineers, died on the 23rd April 1943. He was born in Kircudbrightshire and was living in Dumfriesshire when he enlisted.

Robert was the son of William and Emily Purdie, and the husband of Elizabeth M. Purdie of Thornhill, Dumfriesshire. He was 25 years old when he died and he is commemorated on Face 4 of the Athens Memorial; one of nealy 3000 men remembered here. The memorial stands within Phaleron War Cemetery and commemorates members of the land forces of the Commonwealth who lost their lives during the campaigns in Greece and Crete in 1941 and 1944-1945, in the Dodecanese Islands in 1943-1945 and in Yugoslavia in 1943-1945, and who have no known grave.

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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