Regimental number2818
Place of birthWedderburn, Campbelltown, New South Wales
SchoolAlexandria Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm worker
Address27 Warialda Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4.25"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Hurdis, 27 Warialda Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Final rank incorrectly recorded as Private on Nominal Roll.
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Harriet HURDIS, 132 Henderson Road, Alexandria, New South Wales; Sister: Mary Hurdis, School Hall, Flinders Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales.
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2919 Pte Thomas HURDIS, 59th Bn, died of wounds, 3 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 January 1916.

Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916; taken on strength, 16 February 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 1 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19-20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HURDIS John