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Lance Corporal Hubert Gurney

Male 1895 - 1917  (21 years)


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  • Name Lance Corporal Hubert Gurney 
    Title Lance Corporal 
    Born 11 Jul 1895  57 Evesham Road, West Ham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  49 Geere Road, West Ham, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    aged 5, born West Ham 
    Military Service 15 Jul 1915  The Balkans Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment 
    Died 23 Apr 1917  Monchy-le-Preux, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: killed in action, 2nd Battle of the Scarpe 
    Buried Aft 23 Apr 1917  Heninel-Croisilles Road Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2451  Caro's Tree

    Father William James Gurney,   b. 12 Apr 1861, Broadwindsor, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1932, Pretoria, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary Ann Edmunds,   b. 21 Jul 1862, Rhymney, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1926, 45 Upton Avenue, Forest Gate, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F682  Group Sheet

    Family Cecilia Doran,   b. 04 Sep 1892, Bethnal Green, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1982, Bromley, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1916  St Antony, Forest Gate, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F842  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jul 1895 - 57 Evesham Road, West Ham, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - aged 5, born West Ham - 31 Mar 1901 - 49 Geere Road, West Ham, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment - 15 Jul 1915 - The Balkans Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1916 - St Antony, Forest Gate, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: killed in action, 2nd Battle of the Scarpe - 23 Apr 1917 - Monchy-le-Preux, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Website, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, www.cwgc.org.
      Monday, 23rd April 1917. Remembered with honour HENINEL-CROISILLES ROAD CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. In the perpetual care of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. In Memory of H Gurney, Lance Corporal G/41624, 1st Bn., Middlesex Regiment, who died on Monday, 23rd April 1917. Commemorative Information: Cemetery: HENINEL-CROISILLES ROAD CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference/Panel Number: I. A. 15. Location: Heninel and Croisilles are villages approximately 5 kilometres and 8 kilometres south-west of Arras (D33), in the valleys of the Cojeul and the Sensee respectively, and they are joined by a road which crosses a high plateau. On the eastern side of that road, nearer to Heninel, is the Heninel-Croisilles Road Cemetery which is approached down a 2 kilometre track. Historical Information: The 21st Division captured Heninel on the 12th April, 1917, and advanced Eastwards on the two following days. The 33rd Division then took over the attack. These two Divisions are largely represented in the cemetery. In April, 1918, this ground was lost, and the eleven German graves in Plot I, Rows D and E, were made when the cemetery was in German hands. After the Armistice, graves were brought in from a wide area round Heninel. There are now over 300, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, half are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 969 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.