Ambrose Sydney HURST

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HURST, Ambrose Sydney

Service Number: 6361
Enlisted: 5 October 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Balranald, New South Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Mont Albert North, Whitehorse, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Hairdresser
Died: Killed in Action, France, 18 August 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Box Hill Shire of Nunawading War Memorial, Shire of Nunawading Honour Roll, Surrey Hills WWI, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

5 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
23 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6361, 22nd Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6361, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography

"...6361 Private Ambrose Sydney Hurst, 18th Reinforcements, 22nd Battalion, of Mont Albert, Vic, aged 24 years. Pte Hurst enlisted on 5 October 1916 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Hororata on 23 November 1916. He was killed in action on 18 August 1918 in France. His only brother, 37601 Gunner Frederick Russell Hurst, 6th Trench Mortar Battery, died of wounds on 6 October 1918 in France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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