Harold Purcell was born in Broughall, Whitchurch in 1894. He was the eldest son of Mrs Martha Arrowsmith of 11, Waymills, Whitchurch.
Harold was raised by his Grandmother (Mrs Mary Purcell) and lived at 9, New Street, (Mill Street) Whitchurch.
Regiment : 7th (Service) Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Private
Service Number : 22023
Killed in Action; France 18th August 1916 Age 22