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Hurry, George (1894–1917)

Studio portrait of George Hurry, c.1915 photographer unknown

Studio portrait of George Hurry, c.1915 photographer unknown

from Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour

GEORGE HURRY was the son of Mr. Henry and Mrs. Mary Hurry, and was born at Kyneton, Victoria, on 6th December, 1884. He was educated at the Church of England Grammar School, Melbourne, and joined the service of the Bank at Kyneton on 2nd June, 1903. His subsequent transfers were to Melbourne in August, 1907; Sunshine, 1909; Fitzroy, 1910; and to Melbourne again in January, 1911.

He enlisted on 17th February, 1915, and served with the 15th Battalion in Egypt and France, winning promotion from private to lieutenant. He was still with his unit during the fighting in October, 1917, and on 18th October had just come out of a brisk action when he was killed by a fragment of shell which penetrated his heart.

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'Hurry, George (1894–1917)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/hurry-george-20199/text31262, accessed 27 January 2021.

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