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Private J Hurd


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Private John HURD, G/5907, 8th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Flanders France, 8th October  1917.

Born Deptford, Kent, son of John and Selina Hurd, of 41, Hales Street, Deptford, London.


1911 Census - 41, Hales Street, Deptford, SE - John Hurd, head, age 35, married, hawker in streets, own account, born Hale Street; Selina Hurd, wife, age 35, married 16 years, 7 children, all still alive, born Kemp Street; Maryan Hurd, daughter, age 16, single, school, born Hale Street, Deptford; John Hurd, son, age 14, born Hale Street, Deptford; Esther Hurd, daughter, age 11, school, born Hale Street, Deptford; William Hurd, son, age 9, school, born Hale Street, Deptford; Sarah Hurd, daughter, age 7, school, born Hale Street, Deptford; Elizabeth Hurd, daughter, age 4, school, born Hale Street, Deptford; Annie Hurd, daughter, age 1, school, born Hale Street, Deptford.


Enlisted  Deptford, Kent, age 19 years & 129 days, height 5ft 2¼ inches, weight 110lbs, scar back right wrist. Resided 52, Hales Street, Deptford, London. Formerly sawmills labourer.

Home 9th March 1915 to 30th September 1915; BEF 1st October 1915 to 8th October 1917.

9th March 1915, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th March 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd August 1915, Chatham, absent from 9.30pm to 9.30pm 3rd August, admonished, forfeits 2 days pay; 7th September 1915, Chatham, found asleep whilst a sentry at Stockbury Trenches, 7 days confined to Barracks; 1st October 1915, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 20th April 1916, Wimereux, 8 General Hospital, Otitis Media, both ears; 22nd April 1916, Boulogne, both legs to Base Depot; 15th October 1916, 40 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, from Boulogne; 6th February 1917, to Base Details, "P. B."; 6th April 1917, HQ IX Corps, Otorrhoea. Classified "P.B."; 15th September 1917, Administrative Commissariat, 5 R Army Railhead, from PACIFIC to 2nd Army; 8th October 1917, 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, compound fracture head, leg right.

1st August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, John Hurd, 41, Hales Street, Deptford, London, SE8; Mother, Selina Hurd, 41, Hales Street, Deptford, London, SE8; Brothers - Henry, age 16?, 41, Hales Street, Deptford, London, SE8; Sisters - Mary Wallis, age 24, 43, Hales Street, Deptford, London, SE8; Sarah Hurd, age 15, 41, Hales Street, Deptford, London, SE8; Elizabeth Hurd, age 13, 41, Hales Street, Deptford, London, SE8; Annie Hurd, age 10, 41, Hales Street, Deptford, London, SE8.

Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, XX. I. 20A., Belgium.


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