Private Mark Hurwitz was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in Walthamstow, the son of Lithuanian-Russian parents Isaac, a lace and curtain dealer, and Fanny Hurwitz. At the time of the 1911 census, the younger Hurwitz was assisting his father and living with his family at 7 Woolmer Road, Nottingham.

Hurwitz died on 17 November 1915, when the hospital ship HMHS Anglia, evacuating wounded soldiers to Dover, struck a mine laid by the German U-boat UC-5 in the English Channel, sinking with the loss of 134 people. He had arrived on the Western Front in June, with the 1/7th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment).[1]

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Hollybrook Memorial.


  1. WWI Service Records, 1914-1920.


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