Born: 3 July 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 9 September the same year in St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Family: He was the second of six children born to Thomas John Hill Purcell, a tobacconist, hairdresser and newsagent, and his wife Lydia, nee Bradbury. He married Mabel Elsie Colley in 1926 in Hereford, Herefordshire and together they had two children – Peter Hill and Lydia A.
Residence: In 1901 he lived at 36 Green End, Whitchurch; in 1911 he lived at 60 Palmerstone Street, Bollington, Cheshire as assistant hairdresser. His address on the 1919 Absent Voters’ Register was 36 Green End. In 1926 he lived at Frowen, Nelson Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales and in 1939 he lived in Macklin Street, Derby, Derbyshire.
Employment: He was a hairdresser.
Died: In 1963 in Malvern, Worcestershire, aged 68.
Date of Discharge: Disembodied
Further military details not known
Other Information: His brother, Leonard Walter, also served in WW1.