Gerald Claude Hurdman was born the son of Lt-Col William George Hurdman, DSO and Charlotte Elizabeth Burns. He married first Minnie Craigie in 1905 in Ottawa, Ontario. He married secondly Myrtle Pearl Cousins in 1923 in Nova Scotia.
He was an engineer and farmer at the time he signed up for overseas service in the Great War in Dec 1914, and chauffeur-mechanic at his second attestation in Jul 1919. He served for a time in the 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column with his brother under the command of his father. Later served with the Canadian Army Service Corps as a mechanic and driver. He was discharged in Feb 1920.
↑ "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," Gerald C Hurdman and Minnie Crayie, 05 Oct 1905; citing registration, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto
↑ "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932," Gerald Claude Hurdman and Myrtle Pearl Cousins, 03 Jan 1923; citing North Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, p. , Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
↑ 1901 Census Canada. Library and Archives Canada.