Purssell/Pursell, A J
ALEXANDER JAMES PURSSELL
Remembered with honour Green Hill Cemetery: Plot II, Row A, Grave 11.
He enlisted at Handel Street, London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 medals, his qualifying date being 30 August 1915, and was killed in action at Gallipoli. Unfortunately, Alexander’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Alexander in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 23 October 1915.
Son of Emma Maria (nee GOODE) and the late Alexander Newman PURSSELL.
His parents married 1886 in the Watford district. Alexander died 1899 in Bushey, Herts, aged 34, and was buried 20 June in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Emma died 28 September 1941 in High Wycombe, Bucks, aged 77.
Alexander was born 1894 in Watford, and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in New Bushey, with his widowed mother and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a storeroom boy at gas works aged 16, he lived in Oxhey, Herts, with his widowed mother and two siblings.
Unit1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)
Date of death27/09/1915
Age at death20
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)