Hurtle Grist FRY

Badge Number: S25892, Sub Branch: Prospect

FRY, Hurtle Grist

Service Number: 17953
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Field Ambulance
Born: Mount Barker, South Australia, 15 March 1893
Home Town: Mount Pleasant, Barossa, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Printer
Died: Adelaide, South Australia , 14 June 1979, aged 86 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Dudley Park Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1917: Involvement Private, SN 17953, Army Medical Corps (AIF)
4 Aug 1917: Embarked Private, SN 17953, Army Medical Corps (AIF), HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 17953, 11th Field Ambulance

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Biography contributed by Paula Bartsch

Enlisted 17 October 1916 at Adelaide, South Australia.

Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917.

Served France.

Gassed 26 May 1918. Discharged as medically unfit.

Returned to Australia per Bakara 22 December 1918.

Commemorateed on Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church Honor Board and Mount Pleasant Anglican Church Honor Board.

Died 14 June 1979. Buried Dudley Park Cemetery.

His occupation was as a Printer at the Mount Barker Courier office at Mount Pleasant, South Australia, prior to his departure. In April 1916 he had an accident whilst riding a horse in the main street of Mount Pleasant. The horse rolled onto his left leg and caused a severe sprain to his ankle and bruised the leg badly.

After his return he called and paid his respects to former acquaintances in February 1919.

A brother, Percival Grist Fry served with the 3rd Australian Army Medical Corps.