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Name: David Seamore Hurlburt Service Number: 1030307 Rank: Private Battalion: 13th Battalion Date of Birth: August 17, 1898 Place of Birth: Hortonville, Kings Co., N.S. Date of Enlistment: November 3, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Fredericton, New Brunswick Address at Enlistment: Hortonville, Kings Co., N.S. Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet, 2 inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Fair Marital Status: Single Trade: Teamster Religion: Presbyterian Next of Kin: David Hurlburt (Father) Hortonville, Kings Co., N.S. Date of Death: September 2, 1918 Age at Death: 19 Cemetery: Dominion Cemetery, Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt, France Grave Reference: I. F. 3. Commemorated on Page 433 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 16 Not Listed on the Yarmouth Monument David Hurlburt was the son of David and Sarah Hurlburt, of Yarmouth, NS. He enlisted with the 236th Battalion on November 3, 1916 and trained in Canada until he departed for overseas on October 30, 1917 from Montreal, Quebec. He arrived in Liverpool England on November 19, 1917. He departed for France on March 7, 1918 for service with the 13th Battalion. He joined the Battalion in the field on March 11, 1918. On September 2, 1918 Private Hurlburt and a Comrade were acting as platoon runners during an attack on the Drocourt-Queant Line. They were returning to their unit after having taken a message to the rear and while emerging from a ruined village a shell burst behind them, wounding both. They took cover in a shell hole and were given medical aid by a stretcher-bearer. A second shell burst right in their midst instantly killing Private Hurlburt and the stretcher bearer.
David Seamore Hurlburt