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Edmund Horsington Whalley HURD

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank accountant
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, R Shuckburgh Hurd, Police Magistrate, Roma, Queensland
Enlistment date15 May 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He maintained his company line against huge masses of the enemy for two and a half hours after the troops on his right had fallen back. It is estimated that over 400 dead lay in front of one of his platoon posts.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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