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Thomas Samuel Wilton HURLEY

Regimental number27108
Place of birthBrisbane Qld
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressDelgilbo, Gayndah Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Hurley, Delgilbo, Gayndah Line, Queensland
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 4th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 6 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When employed as a runner to his Battery at TOLIO (east of YPRES) on the night of 23rd October, 1917, this gunner successfully carried important despatches for his Battery notwithstanding the intense shell fire through which he had to pass, and during which he was twice blown up by heavy shells. His work throughout has been excellent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 27107 Gunner Harry Richmond HURLEY, 8th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 23 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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