Douglas Gordon Purdy

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Douglas Gordon Purdy

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1920-1942

History

Douglas Gordon Purdy was a captain in the Calgary Reiment of the R.C.C.A. during the Second World War and a former Mount Royal College student. Purdy was the middle son of Gordon Stanley and Margaret Purdy. He enlisted for military service on June 28, 1940 and was assigned to the Calgary Regiment, R.C.C.A. 14th Army Tank Regiment. On May 29th, 1942 he was promoted to the rank of Captain. Captain Purdy and the 14th Canadian Army Tank Regiment were dispatched on August 19th, 1942 to participate in an Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe, which became known as the Battle of Dieppe. Purdy was the Troop Leader for 8 Troop B Squadron on TLC-3 (Tank Landing Craft). Captain Purdy died at age 22 during landing operations at the start of the battle and was buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery in Seine-Maritime, France.

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Calgary, Alberta

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Purdy family

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MRUASC-AR0022

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family

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Douglass Smith Kirkwood (1921-1944)

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MRUASC-AR0024

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family

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Gordon Stanley Purdy (1890-[19--])

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MRUASC-AR0027

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family

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MRUASC-AR0023

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Created March 27, 2018 by SD.

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  • English

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Sources

Henry, Hugh G. Jr. and Jean Paul Pallud. Dieppe Through the Lens of the German War Photographer. Great Britain, Plaistow Press Limited, 1993.

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