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|birthplace = Bognor Regis, Sussex, UK
 
|birthplace = Bognor Regis, Sussex, UK
 
|death date = {{Death date and age|1985|7|2|1945|1|26|df=yes}}
 
|death date = {{Death date and age|1985|7|2|1945|1|26|df=yes}}
|placeofdeath = English Channel
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|placeofdeath = Bognor Regis, Sussex, UK
 
|years = {{F1|1973}}–{{F1|1974}}, {{F1|1977}}
 
|years = {{F1|1973}}–{{F1|1974}}, {{F1|1977}}
 
|nationality = {{Flag|GBR}}
 
|nationality = {{Flag|GBR}}
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Purley is known for being heroic during the [[1973 Dutch Grand Prix]], as he stopped his car and tried to save his countryman [[Roger Williamson]], who was unable to saved after his car had a massive crash and set on fire, eventually killing him. For his attempted heroism, Purley was given the George Medal.
 
Purley is known for being heroic during the [[1973 Dutch Grand Prix]], as he stopped his car and tried to save his countryman [[Roger Williamson]], who was unable to saved after his car had a massive crash and set on fire, eventually killing him. For his attempted heroism, Purley was given the George Medal.
 
After his racing career ended, Purley went in to professional aerobatics. But he was killed when his specially modified biplane crashed into the English Channel, offshore from his home town.
 
   
 
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