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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Peter PURDEN

Born 8 November 1906 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland [28]
Son of journeyman iron turner William PURDEN and Janet Wilson PATON [28]
He was born at fifteen minutes past midnight at 6 John Street, Lambhill in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland [28]
Departed London, England on the steamship Orama and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 3 April 1928 [63]
Farmhand in Winchester in 1933 [19]
In 1936 he was working as a Teamster and living on The Crescent in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [50]
Resided East Perth prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 21 February 1941[16]
Private W10937 in the Australian Army's 28th Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 6 January 1942 [16]
Married Marjorie Annie BUXTON in Perth in 1951 [66]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Carmel [2]
Died 28 January 1983; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZI, 27)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Peter Purden' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/peter-purden  [ sources ]




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