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Private Norman Albert PURSCHE

Private Norman Albert PURSCHE

Male 1912 - 1974  (62 years)

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  • Name Norman Albert PURSCHE  [1
    Title Private 
    Born 2 Jul 1912  Port Victoria SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1939-1945  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Prisoner of War Location to be confirmed. Source website: nominal rolls WWII 
    Military Service 1941-1945  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    PURSCHE, NORMAN ALBERT Australian Army No:SX10844
    DOB 2 Jul 1912 at PORT VICTORIA, SA Enlisted:6 Jan 1941 at PETERBOROUGH, SA near WAYVILLE, SA NOK:PURSCHE, AUDREY Discharged:30 Oct 1945 as Private Posted at Discharge 2/8 FIELD AMBULANCE 
    Military Service 30 Oct 1945  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Discharged from Ambulance Corp 
    Cause of death 26 Oct 1974  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Natural causes 
    Military Service WWII  Wayville SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    6 Jan 1941-Enlisted in Wayville SA Service Number SX10844 Series Description B883 ARMY 2ND AIF 1941-1948-found on Ancestry 25 Apr 2017 (24hr free military access). {second source-Marilyn Whittenbury(29.9.17 hotmail) states Private 2nd/8th field Ambulance Corp. 
    Occupation 1930's  Peterborough SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Railway Employee 
    Died 26 Oct 1974  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Buried 28 Oct 1974  Peterborough SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Norman Albert PURSCHE burial records state SECTION Religion Protestant 6A, plot 2073. Last residence Kitchener Street Peterborough SA. Right of Internment No02609 Officiating Minister Rev J A Winn. Source Email Marilyn Whittenbury29.9.17
    Person ID I-169  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2018 

    Father Heinrich Albert Johann PURSCHE,   b. 26 Mar 1885, Angaston SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1959, Angaston SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship -2786 
    Mother Hertha Caecilie GERSCHWITZ,   b. 2 May 1888, Sedan SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1947, Prospect SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship -2786 
    Married 1911  Daly SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Specific Source unknown-except FS=family stories, family publications, internet. Provided by Marilyn Whittenbury email29.9.17:-Aged 26 Heinrich Johann "Albert" Purshce married Hertha Cecelia Gerschwitz aged 21 years at the Evangelist Church, South Kilkerran, District of Dalhousie, SA having 8 children between 1911-1932 at Maitland and Pt Victoria SA.
    Family ID F-2786  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Audrey Edna INGLIS,   b. 2 Jul 1910, Broken Hill NSW Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 2001, Nambour Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1938  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Andrew PURSCHE,   b. 24 Oct 1932, Killara NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    +2. YL P
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2017 14:33:20 
    Family ID F-62  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    PURSCHE, Norman Albert WWII
    PURSCHE, Norman Albert WWII
    Pursche, Norman Albert and wife Audrey Edna nee Inglis
    Pursche, Norman Albert and wife Audrey Edna nee Inglis

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-77] http//:www.ww2rolls.gov.au, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=R&VeteranId=1057937, 16 Feb 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      all information provided in details section

    3. [S-128] FS Marilyn Whittenbury - ID 8561 - emailed mclean1838-28.9.2017, Lorna McLean , Hotmail dated 29 Sep 17-Marilyn Whittenbury, 4 Sep 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Marilyn Whittenbury;BDM records of FS=family stories and family publications:"Meet the Minge's" and "Heritage of Faith-Meigel families in Australia" Authors: Meigel Reunion Committee;Tanunda SA,1981,408pp ISBN0959394702
      Military details were provided by Marilyn Whittenbury

    4. [S-128] FS Marilyn Whittenbury - ID 8561 - emailed mclean1838-28.9.2017, Lorna McLean , Hotmail dated 29 Sep 17-Marilyn Whittenbury, 4 Sep 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Marilyn Whittenbury;BDM records of FS=family stories and family publications:"Meet the Minge's" and "Heritage of Faith-Meigel families in Australia" Authors: Meigel Reunion Committee;Tanunda SA,1981,408pp ISBN0959394702

    5. [S-7] CEMETERY Australian Cemeteries Index, http://austcemindex.com/?given_names=norman&family_name=pursche, 9 Oct 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Identified death date as 9 Jan 2009. The 'c1995' relocated to this field until further documentation clarifies this information.
      We ask the public not to compound the potential human error by not transferring this information to other locations. Please ensure that further research qualifies rigor and reliability by documentation.


    6. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/index.php?option=com_search&Itemid=32, 3 Dec 2016 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Marraige:1911 RegNo:246/321 GROOM:PURSCHE (Heinrich Albert Johann)=Johannis Albert BRIDE:GERSCHWITZ:Hertha Caecilie at Daly SA