Capt.(R) G.E.T. Hurley

Lecturer of English (1961-1964)

Capt.(R) G.E.T. Hurley – 1962

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui


Capt.(R) George Edward Terrence Hurley (popularly known as G.E.T. Hurley) joined the college in 1961 and left the college in 1964. He was lecturer of English language.

He was born on 28 August 1920 and was married to Mrs. Jean Mary on 6 December 1941. They had four children.

Capt. Hurley’s home was in Exeter in the UK. He graduated with a B.A. and a Diploma in Education from University of London.

He was commissioned into the Royal British Army in the Royal Corps of Signals on 19th January 1944 as a 2nd Lieutenant. (ref: The London Gazette, 1944, page 841). On 1st Sept 1952, he was transferred to the Royal Army Educational Corps (RAEC) as a Lieutenant. (ref: The London Gazette, 1952, page 5316) in the Short Service Commission.  And immediately on the same date, orders were issued to promote him to the rank of a Captain (ref: The London Gazette, 1952, page 6068).

He was retired from the Royal British Army as a Captain on 1st September 1960 (ref: The London Gazette, 1960, page 6229).

A year later, Capt(R) Hurley then moved to Pakistan and joined Petaro as an English language teacher and remained there until 1964.

He was appointed the first House Master of the newly built Latif House during 1962-1963.

I could not get any more information on Capt(R) Hurley. Searching the net, I did find a notice on Jean Mary Hurley’s death notice. I am not sure if she is the same Mrs. Hurley or not.

On August 27th 2006, Jean Mary Hurley passed away peacefully at the Barnfield House Nursing Home (Exeter) aged 87 years. A much loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister-in-law. Funeral service at the Exeter and Devon Crematorium, St.Peter’s Chapel on Saturday September 2nd at 10.45am. (