OBE. He had been admitted as a FRIBA in 1932.
He was in partnership with TA READ from 1903 to 1931. (cf READ & HURST). In about 1937 he went into partnership with John GUNN (cf HURST & GUNN).
The following entry appears on pg 132 of Who's Who in Natal - with which is incorporated Women of Natal; The Knox Printing & Publishing Co;
HURST, Godfrey Thomas, D.S.O., O.B.E., V.D. Colonel, S.A. Defence
Force (retired list). Born in Durban, 10 Nov., 1871. Second son of
late William Hurst of Durban. Educated in Durban. Fellow of the Royal
Institute of British Architects, member of the Institute of South
African Architects. Principal of the firm of T. Read & Hurst,
Chartered Architects, Durban. At the age of 18 joined the Natal
Mounted Rifles (1890) as a trooper and rose to the command of the
regiment (1920). Served throughout the S. A. War (Defence of
Ladysmith, Lang's Nek, Transvaal and O.F.S.), gaining his commission
in the field; the Zulu Rebellion (Adjutant) and the Great War (2nd in
Command and on the Staff). 1921-4, Lieut.-Col. in Command of his
regiment, thence to Reserve of Officers. Is much interested in
educational work and for many years has served on the Council of the
Natal Technical College; was largely instrumental in obtaining the
grant of the Howard College site on Stellawood Ridge for university
purposes. His hobbies are handicrafts and tramping. Has participated
in most sports in a mild way, bowling being now his chief love. A
bachelor, well known for his love of dogs, being the doyen of the
Durban S.P.C.A., having served on the committee continuously since
1902. Address: "Elybank," 150 Essenwood Road, Durban.
Submitted by William MARTINSON.