PURVIS – William 60th Rifles 2nd Battalion

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60th Regiment Kings Royal Rifles Helmet Plate

Died on wreck of EMMA – Perth Gazette 12 July 1867

NamePURVIS – William
Regiment (s)60th Rifles 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1360
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
5th June 1839 / 18 years / Glasgow Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Dark / Grey / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationJamaica – 2 years 3 months
Canada – 3 years
Cape of Good Hope – 7 years 7 months
Length of Service21 years 29 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 17th January 1861 / Winchester Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Dunoon Argyle Scotland
Pension Districts1861 Paisley
1862 Bermuda
1863-1867 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birth1821 Paisley Renfrewshire Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Western Australia Times 23rd August 1867 – page 3 (sinking of “Emma”)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1867 Lost at sea aboard “Emma” near Dirk Hartog Island Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information