George Henry Dewhurst

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Dewhurst, Private George Henry no.4765

53rd Battalion.

South Parade, Campsie.

Sheet metal worker.

Born at Armidale.

Enlisted at Newtown.

Next of kin, father, James Dewhurst, formerly of Dryden Street, Campsie.

Casualty list SMH 20/10/1917 Killed (previously reported wounded) SMH 5/11/1917.

Mr. & Mrs Dewhurst of South Pde Campsie, have been informed that their son private George Henry Dewhurst was killed in France on September 23rd. He was born in Armidale and followed the occupation of a sheet metalworker. He was wounded last year at Armentieres, and was 24 years of age. Two other brothers are in the forces. [The brothers were Clifford James, no.20894, and Reginald James, no.2637].

Killed in action at Polygon Wood 23/9/1917.

Memorial on the Menin Gate.

On Active Service SMH 23/9/1918.

Dewhurst - in loving memory of our dear son, Private G.H. Dewhurst, killed in action, September 23,1917, at Ypres, 53rd Battalion. The fond remembrance of the past Will always bring regret; Until our hearts have ceased to beat We never will forget Inserted by his sorrowing parents and brother, J. and R. Dewhurst, and Aubrey.

Dewhurst - In loving memory of my dear brother, Private Geo. H. Dewhurst, killed in action, Ypres, September 23,1917, 53rd Battalion.

‘Gone ’ - what sadness in that word. Inserted by his loving brother, Clifford (On active service).

Dewhurst - In loving memory of my dear brother, Private George H. Dewhurst...

A fair young life which promised well. At the will of God a hero fell Inserted by his loving brother, A.M. Dewhurst - In loving memory of our dear brother and uncle, Private George H. Dewhurst

We pictured you returning We longed to clasp your hand But God has postponed the meeting Twill be in a better land Inserted by his loving brother, Reginald (On active service) and sister, Alice, and niece, Alice Dewhurst.

Dewhurst - In loving memory of my dear friend, Private George H. Dewhurst...

In my lonely hours of thinking Thoughts of you are ever dear Inserted by his sincere friend, L Pettigrew.

Anzac Memorial

Australian War Memorial record available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1813502/ [accessed 13/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.

Note

An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.

Reference

Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002