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Walter Alfred HURST

Regimental number8002
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressNorth Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Hurst, 12 Arthur Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date17 December 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 December 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Place of death or woundingJeancourt, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialJeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. II), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
66
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Lavinia HURST, 12 Arthur Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousin No 1938 Driver Richard Edward Sweeney 3rd Army Brigade.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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