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Looking for Joseph Hurst, KLR?


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I am looking for any information about Joseph Hurst. He was born on 5th July 1897 and fought in the Kings Liverpool Regiment I believe but I don't know which battalion he served with. He survived the war but lost a leg and I am having real difficulty trying to track down his regimental number and anything more about him.

Joseph was the son of James Joseph Hurst, a fish curer and his wife Catherine who were living in Chorley, Standish in the 1901 census with Joseph shown as 3 years old.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thank you!

Tracey

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Tracey

There are two to choose from in the Medal Index Card database WO372/10 at Kew.

1) Private Joseph H HURST 269553 (this number was issued to the 7th Battalion),you can get an image of the Medal Card from the National Archives Catalogue for 2.00,the Image reference is 128627/19226,and,

2) Corporal Joseph HURST 306366 (this number was issued to the 8th Battalion). Image reference is 128538/19211.

Someone here might provide your Medal Card free from Ancestry UK if they have a subscription and are nice kind persons (of which there are a few).

Sotonmate

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Hi Sotonmate! Thank you so much for your help - I didn't know where to start and really appreciate your pointing me in the right direction!

Best wishes

Tracey

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There were four Joseph Hursts who served with the Liverpool Regt and who have Medal Index Cards:

Joseph Hurst (15203, Royal Lancashire Regiment & 49423 Liverpool Regiment) - KILLED IN ACTION

Joseph Hurst (306366, Liverpool Regiment) - an 8th Battalion number.

Joseph C Hurst (797, Lancashire Hussars & 300457, Liverpool Regiment) - He was entitled to the Territorial Force War Medal, so he must have been serving in 1914 when your Joseph was only 11.

Joseph H Hurst (269553, Liverpool Regiment) - a 7th Battalion number. No Star awarded according to the MIC and quite a late 7th Bn number.

Can you say he definitely did not have a middle name?

Ken

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