Alfred Hurrell

The son of Frank and Hannah Hurrell, Alfred was born in Ugborough in 1886 and lived with his parents at 16 Galpin Street, Modbury.

In 1911 he was working as a farm labourer. during this time he was charged at Plympton for being asleep while in charge of two horses attached to a wagon at Holbeton on January 15th and was fined 10/- (50p).

Enlisting into the Army, Alfred served as a Private in the 11th Devons. In late 1914, when the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion was overflowing with recruits, permission was given to raise from it a second reserve battalion.

The 11th was formed from a nucleus of the 3rd Devons and quickly achieved full strength. Based at Wareham, it acted as a holding and training unit, supplying the Devon battalions in battle – especially the 8th and 9th – with reinforcements.

He died on 16th February 1915 aged 29 and is buried in Paignton Cemetery.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Born:28 Oct 1886
Where Born:Ugborough
Address:16 Galpin St, Modbury
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Next of Kin:Son of Frank and Hannah Hurrell
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SERVICE INFORMATION
Service:Army
Enlisted:
Service Number:11327
Rank
Unit11th Devons
Died On:16th February 1915
Aged:29
Where:
Where Buried:Paignton Cemetery. Ref 2771
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