2nd Lt
George Ackhurst

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
02/06/1878
Lieu de naissance:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Engineer

Informations service militaire

Pays:
New Zealand
Force armée:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Second Lieutenant
Numéro de service:
18207
Incorporation date:
12/10/1915
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Trentham, Wellington, New Zealand
Unités:
 —  Wellington Regiment, 1st Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
04/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
's Gravenstafel, Passchendaele, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
39

Mémorial

Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: New Zealand Apse panel 6

Distinctions et médailles 2

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

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu d'enrôlement
#2 "Lieu de décès"

Complément d'informations

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.

Fichiers 3

CWGC - Certificate Consulter

Sources 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.
Sources utilisées
"The New Zealand Division 1916 - 1919", Stewart H., Whitecombe & Tombs, pg. 248 - 297.
Sources utilisées
"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 99 & 101.
Sources utilisées
"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.
Sources utilisées
Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.co.uk/
Autre référence
Auckland Cenotaph
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C19?n=george%20ackhurst&ordinal=0&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch%2F
Autre référence
CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/847201/ACKHURST,%20GEORGE
Sources utilisées
The Long Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Autre référence