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Charles HUNGERFORD

Regimental number3867
Place of birthLake Boga Vic
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPiangil, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, E Hungerford, Piangil, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Great gallantry and coolness in keeping up supply of bombs under heavy fire. (East of Ypres 20-22 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 28 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES 20th/22nd September 1917, Cpl. HUNGERFORD was situated on the right and dangerous flank. At all times he displayed great gallantry and coolness. On the 20th September after consolidation, it was ascertained that there was a shortage of bombs. Infoming his senior N.C.Os. he went back through a heavy barrage, halfway to the dump he was blown up by a shell. Although badly shaken he continued his journey to the dump and returned to the line with three boxes of bombs.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3868 Sergeant Edmund HUNGERFORD MM, 5th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 January 1919; 5375 Pte William George HUNGERFORD, 23rd Bn, returned to Australia, 17 March 1919.

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