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Hurtle George AGETT

Regimental number1623
Place of birthCockburn, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressIron Knob, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.3
Height5' 9"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Agett, Iron Knob, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPort Pirie, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/65/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'At NONNEBOSSCHEN near WESTHOEK on September 30. 1917 for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. Enemy heavily barraged Battalion Area. Private AGETT carried messages all day from his Company to Battalion H.Qrs., and could always be relied upon to get his messages through.'
Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Discharge date20 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2334 Pte Stephen Stanley AGETT, 5th Pioneer Bn, died of wounds, 9 March 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, 11 April 1917 (gun shot wound, right arm and back: mild).

Wounded in action (second occasion), 27 August 1918 (gassed).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 2 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 20 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 October 1964
Age at death73
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, AGETT Hurtle George

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