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Halam Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hurt and the brother of Samuel, Mary and John Hurt. In 1901 they lived on Church Street Halam Nottinghamshire. In 1911 Seth lived at Rufford Forest Farnsfield Southwell.
Waggoner on farm - 1911
03 Oct 1918
26
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6851
West Bridgford
Sergeant
  • MM MM Military Medal
  • MD MD Mentioned in Despatches
  • DCM DCM Distinguished Conduct Medal
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Seth Hurt served with the battalion on Gallipoli and won the D.C.M. - Hurt Seth, Lance Corporal, 9th Battalion, London Gazette 14/1/1916: 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Suvla Bay on 10 August 1915 when fetching and attending to wounded men under fire.' He was also mentioned in dispatches dated 28/1/16 for work on Gallipoli. At some point he was posted to 16th battalion and on 18 October 1917 won the M.M. Hurt Seth, Lance Corporal, London Gazette, 18/10/1917: 'For gallantry and devotion to duty during a hostile raid by the Germans when in the trenches in Klein Zillebeke Sector, on 15th August 1917 (Ypres).' He was then posted to the 1/8th battalion and on 3 October 1918 during an attack on Ramicourt and Montbrehain. He is buried in Bellicourt British cemetery, grave V I 4. John Morse
'The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914-1919, 1/8th Battalion', Capt WCC Weetman MC), p.281: reference to casualties in the attack on Ramicourt and Montbrehain, 'Many casualties, including 2nd Lieut. Dunkin and Sergt. Hurt killed ... One of the most gallant NCOs in the battalion, Sergt. Hurt had already won the CCM and MM and his death was a very great loss.'
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