Purdey Richard Lt CDN 278
Name Purdey Richard
Army number 278
Date of birth Not yet known.
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.
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.