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Ernest Septimus HURMAN

Regimental number3351
Place of birthNormanton, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
AddressLower Clifton Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 4.25"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Hurman, Lower Clifton Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Newcastle, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Thirty-Seven on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of disease 24 October 1918
Place of death or woundingDamshagen, Germany
Age at death30.9
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialHamburg Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 16), Ohlsdorf, Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Priscilla HURMAN, Lower Clifton Terrace, Red Hill, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother to Lieut G.G. HURMAN who received his commission for the part he took in the Villers-Bretonneux and also the MM. There was also four cousins, three who were wounded and one killed in action.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 30 April 1915.

Found guilty, Alexandria, Egypt, 1 October 1915, of being absent from duty: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Reverts from Driver to Gunner at own request, Zeitoun, 8 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 March 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 21st Field Artillery Bde, 15 May 1916.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, 30 August 1916, on a charge of when on active service, drunkenness; plead Guilty: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 26 days' pay.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 2nd Field Artillery Bde, 24 January 1917, and posted to 6th Battery.

Posted as 'Missing, believed Prisoner of War, 15 April 1917'.

Now, 2 June 1917, reported as 'Prisoner of War, interned at Limburg'.

Died, Danshagen, Germany, 24 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HURMAN Ernest Septimus

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