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William Henry HURRELL

Regimental number1961
Place of birthKingsbridge, South Devon, England
SchoolKingsbridge Board School, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8.75"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Henry Hurrell, 23 Norton Terrace, Climsland Road, Payton, Devon, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 January 1915
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of disease 18 December 1917
Place of death or woundingGermany
Age at death31
Place of burialNiederzwehren Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 2), Cassel, Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 11th Bn, Gallipoli, 16 June 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 27 August 1915 (pyrexia); transferred to HS 'Glenart Castle', 28 September 1915, and admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 4 October 1915 (debility); transferred to No 3 Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 2 November 1915 (hernia); discharged to duty, Zeitoun, 17 November 1915.

Atytached to Camel Corps as Cycle Orderly, Abbassia, 16 January 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 6 April 1916; discharged to duty, 20 April 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 15 days.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 3 May 1916; transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 2 May 1916; discharged to duty, 12 June 1916 (non-venereal).

Embarked Alexandria, 27 September 1916.

Died of disease (pneumonia and meningitis) while a prisoner of war, Germany.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HURRELL William Henry

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