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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Newark
Henry Hurst was born in 1886 at Newark and was the son of the late Joseph a hawker and Ellen Hurst of Rowbotham Row, Water Lane , Newark. His father Joseph was born in 1842 at Worksop and died in 1895 at Newark aged 52 yrs and his mother Ellen Smith was born in 1842 at Great Gonerby, Lincolnshire, they were married in 1870 at Newark and went on to have 8 children. In the 1911 census Henry Hurst is living at 10 Rowbotham Row, Water Lane Newark, he is shown as being head of the household single 25 yrs a plaster pit labourer, he is living with his widowed mother Ellen 69 yrs and his brother John 50 yrs also living at the address is his future wife Emma Smith 21 yrs single a house keeper and her daughter Florence Smith 10 months of age. Henry married his wife Emma Smith in 1914 at Newark, they lived at 10 Rowbotham Row, Water Lane Newark, His widow Emma later remarried and became Emma Clarke and lived at 28 Water Lane Newark.
He was a plaster pit labourer.
11 Jul 1917
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Sergeant
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sergeant Henry Hurst enlisted on 8th March 1915 at Newark and served with the 15th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He died on 11th July 1917 of severe wounds and pneumonia and is buried at Tincourt British Cemetery Grave Reference: I A 19
Article published 21st July 1917 in the Newark Herald :- Resided with wife and three children at 28 Water Lane, Newark. Formerly in the old militia and worked for a long period in the grain sheds at the Midland station. He enlisted in the Notts. & Derbys. on the 8th March 1915 and went to France eighteen months ago. Died of severe wounds and pneumonia. The chaplain wrote “he made a brave fight for life and was cheerful to the last”.
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Henry Hurst - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone at Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle