Joseph Edward Purvis


1900 Jul/Sep Born Belford, Morpeth, Northumberland son of William Purvis and Frances Fenwick

1901 census living at Broomhill South, East Chevington

1911 census living with parents at South Broomhill, Acklington, Northumberland

He does not appear to have been commissioned

1920 Jun 18 joined RIC but I cannot find him in ADRIC. #71689

1920 Jul 24 Posted to Limerick

1921 Oct 15 Awarded the Kings Constabulary Medal

1922 Feb 10. disbanded Kerry

1922 enlisted in Palestine Gendarmerie

1923 Jun 10 Died in Palestine. (P.G.) 639 Killed on Duty shot in bandit ambush Hosp., Nazareth - grave not found Ex-ADRIC

2012 photograph by Michael Gottschalk as part of the project to restore headstones for PPOCA

Palestine Police