Regiment : 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 27108
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 4th March 1917 aged 18
Buried : Bray Military Cemetery, France, Grave II. B. 41.
Relatives : Son of Charles and Mary Ann Purchase, of Hartle Lane, Belbroughton, Stourbridge, Worcestershire
Memorial : Belbroughton Holy Trinity Church
Credits : Bromsgrove Weekly Messenger researched and transcribed by Adrian Carter.
The following report appears in the Bromsgrove Weekly Messenger, 17th March 1917:
Private Arthur Purchase of Belbroughton, Worcestershire Regiment. Mrs M.A. Purchase, widow, Hartle Lane, Belbroughton heard that her son was dangerously ill at a casualty clearing station in France. A letter from Rev. J. Parker, C.E., Chaplain, has confirmed that he has died of wounds. He was called-up in January 1916 and joined the Worcesters. His good conduct and obliging manner made him a favourite. Age 20. The report includes a photograph of Private Arthur Purchase.