Purdey Richard Lt CDN 278

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Name Purdey Richard
Army number 278
Rank Lieutenant
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age 0
Unit Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. CANLOAN Officer. Posted to 33 Reinforcement Holding Unit. Attached to The Durham Light Infantry 3/7/1944, posted to the 11th Battalion DLI. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Subsequently served in 6th Battalion DLI and 1/4th Battalion KOYLI.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 3/7/1944.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known. Not a casualty as far as is known.
Home address
Source table 11DLI

The CANLOAN Officers' Website - sadly, no longer being maintained - indicates that Lt Purdey (DLI records show Purdy) was attached to two further British units after the disbandment of 11th DLI. Investigations will continue to trace information on him.