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Name:
William Purdy
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W
Service No.:
J43917
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Able Seaman, HMS Maidstone
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14 West View
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Navy
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Enlisted in October 1915.

 

William fought in the Battle of Jutland.  His description of a Zepplin attack at sea appears in Evenwood's Hey Day by Elsie Anderson and others. Contact the Bowes Museum for details. 

 

In 1916, William wrote home describing a Zeplin attack at sea.

 

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Sources:
First Name: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Evenwood's Heyday by Elsie Anderson et al copy available at the Bowes Museum; Last Name: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Evenwood's Heyday by Elsie Anderson et al copy available at the Bowes Museum; Service Number: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Unit: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Evenwood's Heyday by Elsie Anderson et al copy available at the Bowes Museum; Home Address: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office); Evenwood's Heyday by Elsie Anderson ; Notes: Evenwood's Heyday by Elsie Anderson et al copy available at the Bowes Museum; Teesdale Townships: Bishop Auckland Constituency Absent Voters' List Evenwood & Barony 1918 (Durham County Record Office);