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Private C W Hurst


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Private Charles William HURST,  G/19517, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, death presumed on or after, 12th October 1917.

Born Oakley, Bedfordshire, son of Arthur & Annie Hurst, No.4., Station Road, Oakley, Bedfordshire.


1911 Census - Station Road, Oakley, Bedfordshire - Arthur Hurst, head, age 49, married, farm labourer, worker, born Cardington, Bedfordshire; Annie Hurst, wife, age 46, married 26 years, 8 children, all still alive, born Cople, Bedfordshire; Sidney Hurst, son, age 20, single, gardeners labourer, nursery, worker, born Fenlake Bedfordshire; Charles Hurst, son, age 16, single, milkman on farm, worker, born  Oakley, Bedfordshire; Julia Hurst, daughter, age 14,  born  Oakley, Bedfordshire; Walter Hurst, son, age 11, school,  born  Oakley, Bedfordshire.


Enlisted Chesterfield, Derby, age 21 years & 6 months, height 5ft 2½ inches, weight 112lbs.  Resided  18 Queen Street, New Brimington, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Formerly number taker, Midland Railway.

Home 17th November 1915 to 25th June 1917; BEF 26th June 1917 to 12th October 1917.

17th November 1915, enlisted; 18th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 2nd April 1917, mobilized & posted Depot, Sherwood Foresters, Service No.83136; 4th April 1917, posted 4th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters; 26th June 1917, posted BEF &10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters; 27th June 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 27th June 1917, Boulogne, disembarked; 21st July 1917, 14 Infantry Base Depot, transferred to 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 12th October 1917, posted missing.

4th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, Arthur Hurst, Oakley, Bedfordshire; Mother, Annie Hurst, Oakley, Bedfordshire; Brothers - George Hurst, age 31, 47 Sussex Road, Holloway, London; Sidney A Hurst, age 29, 80 Bury Park Road, Luton; Walter H Hurst, age 19, Oakley, Bedfordshire; Sisters - Elleanor Copping, age 34, 69 Mersey? Road, Walthamstow; Emily S Hurst, age 33, 49 Sussex Road, Holloway, N; Margaret Hurst, age 27, 47 Sussex Road, Holloway, N; Julia A Hurst, age 23, Oakley, Bedfordshire; Grandparents - Ann S Minnly, Cople, Bedfordshire; Nephews / Nieces - Ena Emily Copping, age 6, 69 Mersey? Road, Walthamstow, London; Uncles & Aunts - George Hurst, York Road, Kentish Town; Jane MacCrons?, Stratford, SE; Julia Jones, Fenlake, Bedfordshire; Margaret Huckle, Cardington, Bedfordshire.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108., Belgium.


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