Herbert George HURST
Rank: Lance Corporal
Number: 358
Unit: 1/6th Battalion MANCHESTER REGIMENT
Date of Death: 4 June 1915
Age: 35
Cemetery: Helles Memorial, Turkey

Herbert originated from the Heaton Moor area where the family home was at 22 Peel Moat Road. When the census was taken in 1901, it recorded him as being in business with his father, James, as produce merchants.  Also at home were his mother, Margaret, and older sister and brother, Maggie and James. By the time of the Great War, the family are believed to have moved to Littleborough, near Rochdale.

Herbert was a longstanding member of the Territorial Force and his low service number suggests he was probably already a member of the Volunteers which became the Territorials in 1909. He was mobilised when War was declared in August 1914 and, by the next month, he was on a boat bound for Egypt. An account of the following months can be found here.

At the beginning of May 1915, the Battalion left Egypt to go into action at Gallipoli. Details of the fighting which cost Herbert his life are here.

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