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Private James Purves

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Nala Report 13 Jun 2020 21:18

dear Argyll Gran,

Thank you so so much for what you have found and posted.



ArgyllGran Report 13 Jun 2020 21:03

Section XVI of Para 392 of KR meant "No longer physically fit for war service".


ArgyllGran Report 13 Jun 2020 20:57

Unfortunately, huge numbers of WW1 records no longer exist.

I can only find his medal record (below). Medal records don't give any personal details.:

His previous service number was 4721, when he was in the 1/6 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.

James Purves
in the UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920
Name: James Purves
Military Year: 1914-1920
Rank: Private
Company: WO 329
Regiment or Corps: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Regiment Number: 252010
Medal Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal

Another medal record says he was discharged on 26/10/1918, having enlisted on 21/01/1915.
Cause of discharge: Para 2 (B) 1, & 392 XVI Kings Regulations.

James Purves
in the British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
Name: James Purves
Regiment or Corps: 6th A & S Hrs
Regimental Number: 252010


Nala Report 13 Jun 2020 20:31

Does anyone know anything about a Private James Purves who lived in Scotland.

His service number was 4721 and fought in WW1.

Argyll and Sutherland regiment. Sorry I have no dates about him.

Kind regards Nala