Hurtle Cummins MORPHETT MC

MORPHETT, Hurtle Cummins

Service Number: SX9990
Enlisted: 2 August 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Corowa, New South Wales, Australia, 31 March 1906
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: 5 June 1992, aged 86 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, South Australia
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World War 2 Service

2 Aug 1940: Involvement Major, SN SX9990, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein
2 Aug 1940: Enlisted Adelaide, South Australia
2 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Major, SN SX9990, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
16 Nov 1945: Discharged
16 Nov 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Major, SN SX9990, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"...SX9990 Major Hurtle Cummins Morphett who was a 34 year old when he joined the Army on 2 August 1940. He served with the 2/48 Australian Infantry Battalion in the Middle East, participating in the defence of Tobruk and El Alamein and in New Guinea. While serving in New Guinea, he was awarded the Military Cross (MC) for courageous and skilful leadership at Finschhafen. Major Morphett was demobilised on 30 July 1945..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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