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Full Name: John William Hurly
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): John William
Surname: Hurly
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 69238
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Trimmer
Next of Kin: Mrs G. Hurly (mother), 45 Esplanade, Petone, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: 34th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
Embarkation Date: 8 February 1918
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 100
Vessel: Ulimaroa
Destination: Liverpool, England
Nominal Roll Number: 78
Page on Nominal Roll: 8
Last Unit Served: Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 28 August 1918
Age at Death: 25
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France
Grave Reference: V. B. 8.
Biographical Notes: John Hurly was the son of John and Georgina Hurly, of 45 Esplanade, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand. Native of Castle Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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