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William HURST

Regimental number1614
Place of birthNewington, Gresham Street, East Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolNormal School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGresham Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMrs Hurst, Gresham Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service2nd Battery Australian Field Artillery; Joined 1st AFA Brigade and posted to 2nd Battery AFA 25/4/1912. Classified as trained soldier 24/4/1913. Promoted to Bombardier 18/3/1913. Joined AIF 1914.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A22 Rangatira on 25 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death20.7
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot I, Row I, Grave No. 6), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ellen HURST, "Newington", Gresham Street, East Brisbane
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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