PURDOM, Frederick Henry
(Service number 4/2343)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank Corporal


Date 31 December 1892 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Motor mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs L. W. PACKMAN (sister), 91 Church Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 35th Reinforcements, D Company
Date 2 March 1918
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Southampton, Hampshire, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 23 January 1975 Age 82 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waihi Cemetery
Memorial Reference RSA Section
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick Henry Purdom was the son of William Purdom and his wife Selina Amelia née Taylor. He was educated at Timaru Main School. Two brothers also served in World War One - David John and Lionel Saunders.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 July 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [08 July 2017]; Waihi Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [10 July 2017]

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