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Druitt, John Edward P. (1895–?)

John Edward Purvis Druitt, n.d. photographer unknown

John Edward Purvis Druitt, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

JOHN EDWARD PURVIS DRUITT, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Druitt, was born at Port Macquarie, New South Wales, on 6th February, 1895. He was educated at the Superior Public School, Port Macquarie, and the District School at Kempsey, and entered the Bank’s service on 9th January, 1912, at Bellingen. His subsequent transfers were to Maitland in December, 1912; Mullumbimby in January, 1913; and Casino in April, 1914.

He enlisted on 27th February, 1915, and embarked as sergeant, landing at Gallipoli on 12th September, 1915. After three months’ service, however, he contracted severe enteric fever, and was invalided home to Australia, being finally declared unfit for further service. In the meantime he had received his promotion to the rank of lieutenant.

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John Edward Purvis Druitt, n.d. photographer unknown

John Edward Purvis Druitt, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour