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Walter Purcell, Edwin Purcell


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I have two death pennies with exact surnames on, sold to me as brothers. Can anyone be so kind to clarify if these are at all brothers who died in the Great War?

Both born in Nantwich Cheshire

Walter Purcell born 1889

Edwin Purcell born 1884...

Side note: I am really interested in some background information on this helmet. If anyone can help please reply to this topic too.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...me=STRK:MESE:IT

Thank you.

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check the cwgc site to see if parents are named

also, email Blackburn library - they are V helpful

1901 census might help as well

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I'd say they were brothers only if you've got Edwin's year of birth wrong by 10 years ;)

This looks like the family in the 1901 census, living at 11 Albert Stret, Nantwich. Don't worry about the spelling, it looks like Purcell on the census image itself, Pursell is a transcription error.

William J Pursell 36

Mary Pursell 35

Walter Pursell 12

William Pursell 10

Lily Pursell 8

Edwin Pursell 6

Thomas Pursell 4

Rose A Pursell 2

Charles H Pursell 1

Ada Jones 18

Regards

Steve

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Birth Registrations for the two....

Name: Walter Purcell

Year of Registration: 1889

Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar

District: Nantwich

County: Cheshire

Volume: 8a

Page: 352

Name: Edwin Purcell

Year of Registration: 1894

Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep

District: Nantwich

County: Cheshire

Volume: 8a

Page: 362

Hope this helps.

Steve

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Just found your post. I work as a volunteer in the local history section of Blackburn library. I will have a look for you and see what I can find about these people.

The SDGW gives this information

Walter Purcell Private Number 235416

Worcestershire Regiment

1st Battalion

Enlisted: Chester

Residence: Blackburn Lancs.

Died: 03/08/18

Died How: Died of Wounds

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Supplementary Notes: Formerly 1445, Cheshire Yeo.

Edwin Purcell Rifleman Number C/119

Kings royal Rifle Corps

16th Battalion

Born: Nantwich Cheshire

Enlisted: Chester

Residence: Blackburn Lancs.

Died: 15/07/16

How Died: Died of Wounds

Theatre of War: France and Flanders.

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