2nd Lt
George Ackhurst

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

New Zealand
Force armée:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Second Lieutenant
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Trentham, Wellington, New Zealand
 —  Wellington Regiment, 1st Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Berlin Wood, Passchendaele, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


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 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 Lieu du décès (approximatif)

Mon histoire

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 4

Cunningham W.H., Treadwell C.A.L., Hanna J.S. The Wellington Regiment NZEF 1914-1919, (Uckfield, The Naval & Military Press, 2003, pg. 213-223)
Sources utilisées
Gray J.H., From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth. The New Zealand Division on the Western Front 1916-1918, (Christchurch, Willson Scott Publishing, 2010, pg. 129 - 135).
Sources utilisées
McCarthy C., The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account, (London, Unicorn Publishing Group, 2018, pg. 99 & 101).
Sources utilisées
Stewart H., The New Zealand Division 1916 - 1919, (London, Intype London Ltd, 1920), pg. 248 - 297).
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