George Bell Purvis
Bridlington Priory Church,
Details on cross:
CAPT G B PURVIS
56-M G C
Text type: GRU tags
Currently Unknown – appears to be a standard British Army Cross.
Photographs courtesy of Tim Thurlow.
Captain G B Purvis
Date of Death: 08/06/1917
Regiment/Service: Yorkshire Regiment, 5th Bn. attd 56th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Grave Reference: II. C. 5.
Cemetery: KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John Bowlt Purvis, and Charlotte Annie Purvis, of 6, Princess Terrace, Bridlington, Yorks.
He was killed at Oosttaverne on the day after the huge mining attack along the ridge, known as the Battle of Messines.
His grave states Per Vias Rectas, (By straight paths). The inscription from his father, an army Major.