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Archie Alderton HURMAN

Regimental number2659
Place of birthNormanton Qld
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, C Hurman, Lower Clifton Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date25 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Medals

Military Medal

'At DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT 27th March 1918. He acted as Company Sergeant Major and did splendid work in assisting to organise the defences. On 5th April during enemy attack he organised and controlled a bombing party and succeeded in ejecting the enemy from our position. he worked up and down the line continuously cheering the men and bandaging the wounded under heavy fire of all kinds. When it was necessary to withdraw he worked splendidly and organised parties to delay the enemy's advance and protect our withdrawal. By his coolness and devotion to duty he proved a tower of strength to the line. He has previously done good work and been recommended.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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