2nd Lt
George Ackhurst

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
02/06/1878
Geboorteplaats:
Melbourne, Victoria, Australië

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Ingenieur

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Nieuw-Zeeland
Strijdmacht:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Second Lieutenant
Service nummer:
18207
Dienstneming datum:
12/10/1915
Dienstneming plaats:
Trentham, Wellington, Nieuw-Zeeland
Eenheden:
 —  Wellington Regiment, 1st Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
04/10/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
's Gravenstafel, Passendale, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
39

Gedenkplaats

Tyne Cot Memorial
Paneel: New Zealand Apse panel 6

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

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

Points of interest 2

#1 Dienstneming plaats
#2 'Sterfteplaats'

Extra informatie

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.

Bestanden 3

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