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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 2 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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