Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
02/06/1878
Geburtsort:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Engineer

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
New Zealand
Truppe:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Second Lieutenant
Dienstnummer:
18207
Einberufung datum:
12/10/1915
Einberufung ort:
Trentham, Wellington, New Zealand
Einheiten:
 —  Wellington Regiment, 1st Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
04/10/1917
Sterbeort:
's Gravenstafel, Passchendaele, Belgien
Todesursache:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Alter:
39

Gedenkstätte

Tyne Cot Memorial
Tafel: New Zealand Apse panel 6

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille — 20/09/1921
Victory Medal
Medaille — 28/07/1922

Punkte von Interesse 2

#1 Einberufung ort
#2 "Todesort"

Zusätzliche Informationen

Second Lieutenant Ackhurst George ( 1st Bn. Wellington Regiment, 1st NewZealand Brigade, 1st NewZealand Division ) was killed in action during the Battle of Broodseinde, on the 4th of October 1917.

That day, the NewZealand Division had two objectives ; the first being the so-called Red Line ( which roughly went from Bordeaux Farm to Albatros Farm ) and the second being the Blue Line.

At 5.25 a.m. they attacked with the 1st and 4th NewZealand Brigade, respectively on the left and the right, to obtain the first objective. The 1st Brigade consisted of the 1st Bn. Auckland Regiment and the 1st Bn. Wellington Regiment.

While advancing to the Red Line, Ackhurst and his battalion came under heavy enemy fire from Boetleer pillboxes. On reaching the crest they came under fire from two dugouts in front of Korek. These pillboxes were cleared by troops from the Wellingtons and the 3rd Otago (4NZ Brigade). It is presumed that George Ackhurst was killed during this attack northwest of ‘s Graventafel.

Dateien 3

CWGC - Certificate Anschauen

Quellen 8

"From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth. The New Zealand Division on the Western Front 1916-1918", Gray J.H., Christchurch, Willson Scott Publishing, 2010, pg. 129 - 135.
Verwendete Quellen
"The New Zealand Division 1916 - 1919", Stewart H., Whitecombe & Tombs, pg. 248 - 297.
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"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 99 & 101.
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"The Wellington Regiment. N.Z.E.F. 1914 - 1919", Cunningham W.A., Treadwell C.A.L., Hanna J.S., The Naval & Military Press, pg. 213-223.
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Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.co.uk/
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Auckland Cenotaph
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C19?n=george%20ackhurst&ordinal=0&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch%2F
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/847201/ACKHURST,%20GEORGE
Verwendete Quellen
The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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