Harold Robert Hurst, 18971967 (aged 69 years)

Name
Harold Robert /Hurst/
Birth October 23, 1897 30 26
Christening February 26, 1898 30 26 (aged 4 months)
Birth of a sisterIvy Winifred Hurst
October 16, 1899 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a sisterRuby Vivien Hurst
October 16, 1899 (aged 1 year)
Christening of a sisterIvy Winifred Hurst
December 30, 1899 (aged 2 years)
Christening of a sisterRuby Vivien Hurst
December 30, 1899 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a brotherStanley John Hurst
April 28, 1904 (aged 6 years)
Christening of a brotherStanley John Hurst
July 16, 1904 (aged 6 years)
Event
Newspaper story regarding accident
1909 (aged 11 years)
Note: The Sydney Morning Herald (New South Wales : 1842…

The Sydney Morning Herald (New South Wales : 1842 - 1954), Tuesday 23 February 1909

BOY'S THIGH SHATTERED.

ACCIDENT WHILE DUCK SHOOTING.

WAGGA WAGGA, Saturday.

Harold Hurst, aged 11, sustained terrible injuries whilst duck-shooting with an elder brother on Wednesday afternoon. He was walking a few paces ahead of his brother, who was carrying the gun, when it suddenly exploded. The full charge struck the younger boy on one thigh, tearing away a considerable quantity of flesh. He was removed to the Wagga Hospital, where he is in a serious condition.

Birth of a sisterRita Florence Hurst
May 3, 1909 (aged 11 years)
Christening of a sisterRita Florence Hurst
October 11, 1909 (aged 11 years)
Death of a brotherRoydon Victor Hurst
February 16, 19161.40pm (aged 18 years)
Cause: Scepticaemia and Lymphatic Leukaemia
Note: Letter from father regarding the death of Roydon:

Letter from father regarding the death of Roydon:

Waratah North Wagga, New South Wales March 14th 1916

The Officer in Charge- Base Records Victoria Barrack's Melbourne

Dear Sir, I have received the sad news of the death of my son at sea, whilst returning home from Gallipoli and Egypt, on a ship which was expected to arrive in Melbourne about the middle of this month. Needless to say, the news came as a terrible shock to his parents, brothers and sisters and we are quite in the dark about as to any particulars concerning his death

As we would like to get all his personal belongings, what is the proceedure? Will they be carried on to Sydney from where he enlisted, or will they be taken off the boat at Melbourne and who will be likely to get them? Then again, my son wrote me from Gallipoli, stating that he had left some things in Alexandria, before proceeding to the Peninsula. Could you inform me if I would be able to get these, if they are still there, and how would I proceed.

As my son was expected (by us) to be coming home in fairly good health, the sad news came very hard and I feel sure you will excuse in endeavouring to collect his bits of personal effects by approaching you with the above questions.

I have heard that the name of the boat he was on was "The Nestor", but don't know if that is correct.

We would very much like to know when the boat left Egypt and what happened to cause the poor lad to die from Scepticaemia

If you can assist us in the above matter, your help would be much appreciated.

Yours faithfully Robt. J Hurst

Burial of a brotherRoydon Victor Hurst
February 16, 1916 (aged 18 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Hurst
May 14, 1922 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a daughterJoyce Kathleen Hurst
January 15, 1923 (aged 25 years)
Birth of a daughterBetty Patricia Hurst
June 21, 1926 (aged 28 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherKeturah Angel
November 22, 1932 (aged 35 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Burial of a paternal grandmotherKeturah Angel
November 23, 1932 (aged 35 years)
Death of a motherFlorence Peacock
May 22, 1939 (aged 41 years)
Death of a brotherStanley John Hurst
1954 (aged 56 years)
Death of a fatherRobert John Hurst
November 17, 1960 (aged 63 years)
Death May 4, 1967 (aged 69 years)
Burial May 5, 1967 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery, Kooringal Road, Kooringal, New South Wales, Australia
Family with parents
father
18671960
Birth: August 22, 1867 31 25Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 17, 1960Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18711939
Birth: July 12, 1871Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 22, 1939Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
sister
Private
himself
18971967
Birth: October 23, 1897 30 26Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 4, 1967Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
1899
Birth: October 16, 1899 32 28Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
10 years
younger sister
19091991
Birth: May 3, 1909 41 37Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 4, 1991Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
-16 years
elder brother
18931916
Birth: December 14, 1893 26 22Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 16, 1916At sea
6 years
younger sister
18991973
Birth: October 16, 1899 32 28Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 30, 1973Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
younger brother
19041954
Birth: April 28, 1904 36 32Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1954Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Elizabeth McCarthy
himself
18971967
Birth: October 23, 1897 30 26Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 4, 1967Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
wife
19011971
Birth: July 17, 1901Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 5, 1971Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
daughter
19262012
Birth: June 21, 1926 28 24Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 30, 2012
-4 years
daughter
19232006
Birth: January 15, 1923 25 21Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 14, 2006Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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daughter
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son
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daughter
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Event

The Sydney Morning Herald (New South Wales : 1842 - 1954), Tuesday 23 February 1909

BOY'S THIGH SHATTERED.

ACCIDENT WHILE DUCK SHOOTING.

WAGGA WAGGA, Saturday.

Harold Hurst, aged 11, sustained terrible injuries whilst duck-shooting with an elder brother on Wednesday afternoon. He was walking a few paces ahead of his brother, who was carrying the gun, when it suddenly exploded. The full charge struck the younger boy on one thigh, tearing away a considerable quantity of flesh. He was removed to the Wagga Hospital, where he is in a serious condition.