Hurtle John THAIN

THAIN, Hurtle John

Service Number: 2258
Enlisted: 3 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 18 December 1897
Home Town: North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Woodville Public School
Occupation: Printer's Assistant
Died: Died of wounds, France, 16 August 1916, aged 18 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
St Sever Cemetery, Haute-Normandie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Treasurer and Chief Secretary Roll of Honour, Adelaide Treasurer and Chief Secretary Roll of Honour, Adelaide Treasurer and Chief Secretary WW1 Honour Board, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, SA Government Printing Office WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

3 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2258, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of England embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2258, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide

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Private Hurtle J. Thain was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Thain. He was born on December 18, 1897. He was educated at the Woodville public school, and on leaving there entered the Government Printing Office, a position he held until he enlisted. He left Australia 12 months ago, and was five months in the trenches. Private Thain was for many years a member of the Woodville Presbyterian Sunday school. He was one of the first of that church to enlist, and first to be killed. He was of a cheerful disposition and a general favorite amongst a large circle of friends. At the Government Printing Office he was much esteemed by the staff and his fellow workmen in the machine room. Private Thain died in No. 10 General Hospital, France, on August 16. He was 18 years of age, and his parents and family reside at Athol, Ward-street, North Adelaide." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 16 Sep 1916 (