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Lieutenant Sydney George Jurgens was an English officer of the British Army who died during the First World War

He was born in 1887, in Hendon, the eldest son of Russian wine importer George (born Helmuth Alexander Gregor) and Theela Letitia Jurgens (née Dale). At the time of the 1911 census, Jurgens was working as a clerk to a coal shippers while living with his family at 9 Strathray Gardens, Hampstead.

Jurgens died on 17 August 1915, in Alexandria, Egypt, of wounds received seven days before while serving with the 6th (Service) Battalion, The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) in Gallipoli.[1]. It was only five days after his battalion had landed at Anzac Cove, on 5 August, that Jurgens suffered fatal wounds during the repulsing of a Turkish attack at Damakjelik Bay. He was one of the battalion's 248 casualties, including 48 dead and 50 missing.[2] Jurgens had been commissioned as a second lieutenant in September 1914.[1]

He is buried in Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Times (40956), Col F, p. 7 "Fallen Officers". 10 September 1915.
  2. Westlake, Ray (1996), British regiments at Gallipoli, p. 15.

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