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Alfred HURST

Regimental number3811
Place of birthGranville, New South Wales
AddressHyston, Edinburgh Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Hurst, Snr, Hyston, Edinburgh Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date25 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916.

Proceeded to Allied Machine Gun School, Camiers, 29 June 1916; taken on strength, 1st Machine Gun Company, in the field, 2 August 1916.

Admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 August 1916 (injury to right ankle: on duty, soldier not to blame); transferred to England, 18 August 1916, and admitted to Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington, 19 August 1916; discharged on furlough, 4 October 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 19 October 1916.

Found guilty of being absent without leave, 2 am, 20 November, to 2 pm, 27 November 1916: awarded 14 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 8 days' pay under Royal Warrant. Marched out to Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 14 December 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 12 January 1917; marched in to Machine Gun Training Depot from hospital, 14 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 February 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 18 March 1917.

Appointed Driver, 10 November 1917.

On leave to England, 6 February 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 25 February 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 27 December 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 12 January 1919.

Appointed Lance Corporal Driver, 30 January 1919.

Proceeded to England, 20 March 1919, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Soudan', 12 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 31 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 25 Gugust 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HURST Alfred

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