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Francis A PURKISS
Private Francis Purkiss
1st Battalion, The 8th Royal Dublin Fusiliers
On the Medal Index Card for 40860, his name is ‘Fran. A Purkiss’, This may be ‘Francis’. The medal roll entry gives his battalion as the
8th Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He did not serve before 1916. The high serial number suggests that he was transferred from another regiment.
He may have been a conscript from the UK.
Information courtesy of Sean Connolly, Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association.