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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

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Henry Wright Hurley

Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Headquarters Rank: Lieutenant ColonelBorn: 11/26/1911

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (Unconfirmed)
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 07/14/1943
Location: Butera, Sicily
Hometown: Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Army Serial Number: O-020560
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: 12, Site: 4076
GPS (lat/lon): 38°52’36.2″N 77°04’04.9″W

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Biografische informatie

Location grave Lieutenant Colonel Henry Hurley  at the  Arlington National Cemetery:

Headstone Henry Hurley

Headstone Henry Hurley


Lt. Col. Hurley, Henry W.Lt. Col. Hurley, Henry W.

Lt. Col. Hurley, Henry W.

Lt. Col. Hurley, Henry W.

Lt. Col. Hurley, Henry W.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Where was Lieutenant Colonel Henry Hurley killed in action?

Phase: The Sicilian campaign, Phase I – Operations of Co. “B”

During the Sicilian Campaign,the first phase: “Operations of Company B”.

The 3rd Platoon placed a minefield on the forces east flank 12 July, where another tank battle was witnessed. Five Mark VI and two Mk IV tanks were knocked out in this operation against about an equal loss of our medium tanks. The 2nd Platoon went out to demolish the knocked-out tanks, but were driven back by artillery fire.

On 13 July the remainder of the company vehicles came ashore and the 3rd Platoon joined a Ranger Battalion and cleared six minefields on the road to Butera, searching several miles of road. The following day the 1st  Platoon re-laid a minefield en the east flank, and the 2nd Platoon joined the 3rd  Platoon in clearing the roads near Butera.

Lt. Col. Hurley, his driver Pvt. Pasztorcsak, and two officers from outside the battalion, Major Dreydopple and Lt. Mitchell, were in a jeep out on reconnaissance for a water point site near Butera the 14th of July, when the vehicle entered a minefield and the entire party was killed by exploding mines. Lt. Col. John Chambers was assigned to the Bn. two days later, and became Bn Commander and Division  Engineer.

(Source: 17th Armored Engineer Battalion Unit History)


Location where Lieutenant Colonel Henry Hurley was killed in action:


Official casualty list

Deathlist Tennessee Shelby County

Deathlist Tennessee Shelby County

 


Tennessee, Birth Records

Birth Record Tennessee Mc Nairy - Henry Wright Hurley

Birth Record Tennessee Mc Nairy – Henry Wright Hurley

Name Henry Wright Hurley
Event Type Birth
Event Date 26 Nov 1911
Event Place McNairy, Tennessee, United States
Event Place (Original) , McNairy, Tennessee, United States
Gender Male
Father’s Name Earl Hurley
Mother’s Name Callie Hurley
Page 125355

The location of the house in the year where Henry Wright Hurley lived with the family, as an 8 year old  boy:

Adress: 752 Dunlap street street Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States

 


US Sensus 1920

 
Name Henry W Hurley
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Memphis Ward 27, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Gender Male
Age 8
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Can Read Yes
Can Write Yes
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1912
Birthplace Tennessee
Father’s Birthplace Tennessee
Mother’s Birthplace Arkansas
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 10

 


Family

Household
Role
Sex
Age
Birthplace
Henry E Hurley Head M 35 Tennessee
Callie J Hurley Wife F 34 Arkansas
Harry G Hurley Son M 11 Tennessee
Henry W Hurley Son M 8 Tennessee
US Sensus 1920 Tennessee

US Sensus 1920 Tennessee

 

Mother

Callie J. Hurley
BIRTH
15 Aug 1885
DEATH
Feb 1978 (aged 92)
BURIAL
Memorial Park Cemetery
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA

Father

Henry Earl Hurley
BIRTH
17 Sep 1884
DEATH
Dec 1970 (aged 86)
BURIAL
Memorial Park Cemetery
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA

Grave Henry and Callie Hurley

Grave Henry and Callie Hurley

Brother

 Harry Guy Hurley
 

Enlistment details

Unknown


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Research © by: Martijn Brandjes
Text © by: Martijn Brandjes
Photos © by: Findagrave.com, familysearch.org

 

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