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Eric Charles HURT

Regimental number1815
Date of birth18 January 1895
Place of birthHamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street Hight School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGipps Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, C W Hurt, Gipps Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance Reinforcement 5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 16 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF1
Promotion date: 16 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1917
Other detailsLieutenant in Junior Cadets and was selected as one of the Australian Commonwealth Coronation Contingent in 1911. Enlisted in AIF and saw active service in Gallipoli and in France; promoted to Lieutenant on the field. Wounded at the Somme, (losing right eye).
Date of death25 August 1968 , Repatriation Hospital Concord NSW
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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