Hurll, Henry


30 July 1896 to 9 April 1917

War Service:
Lance Corporal 17313 HENRY HURLL of "A" Company, 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment was killed in action on 9 April 1917, the first day of the Battle of Arras. He was 21.

He served in Gallipoli from June 1915 until October when he was invalided home. After recovering in Lewisham Military Hospital he returned to his unit in France.

At 5.30 AM on 9 April the battalion launched an attack on the Hindenburgh Line about 2,000 yards away. After heavy fighting they reached the German wire but were unable to advance further. Eventually they were forced to fall back and consolidate a position somewhat short of their original objectives. In all the battalion casualties amounted to 14 officers and 328 other ranks.

He is buried in Neuville - Vitasse Road cemetery, 6km South of Arras.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at St Stephen’s church, Lewisham High Street.

He was born on 30 July 1896, the son of Mrs. Jane Hurll of Brookbank Road, Lewisham. He was an assistant cutter with a firm of tailors.

Battalion war diary
de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

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