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.
|Born:||28 Oct 1886|
|Address:||16 Galpin St, Modbury|
|Next of Kin:||Son of Frank and Hannah Hurrell|
|Died On:||16th February 1915|
|Where Buried:||Paignton Cemetery. Ref 2771|