HUNGERFORD, Neville John

Service Number: 63749
Enlisted: 4 December 1917
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 12th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Delegate River, Victoria, February 1897
Home Town: Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Marlo State School, Victoria
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Illness (Pneumonia), France, 26 February 1919
Cemetery: Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
Division 64, Plot VIII, Row I, Grave No. 4
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Dec 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 63749, 3rd Infantry Battalion
12 Mar 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 12th Field Artillery Brigade
5 Jun 1918: Involvement Gunner, SN 63749, Field Artillery Brigades
5 Jun 1918: Embarked Gunner, SN 63749, Field Artillery Brigades, RMS Orontes, Sydney
15 Oct 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 12th Field Artillery Brigade
26 Feb 1919: Involvement Driver, SN 63749, 12th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

From: In Remembrance: Hungerford and Associated Families in the Great War 1914-1918

Dvr Neville John HUNGERFORD, 
Regimental Number:   63749
Unit Name:   Field Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 35

Religion:   Church of England

Occupation:   Farmer

Address:   Orbost, Vic.

Age of Enlistment:   20 years and 10 months               

Enlistment Date and Place:   4 December 1917, Sydney, NSW

Next of Kin:   Father, Herbert Bloomfield Hungerford, Orbost, Vic.

Rank on Enlistment:   Gunner

Embarkation Details:   Unit embarked from Sydney, NSW, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918

Rank from Nominal Roll:   Gunner

Unit from Nominal Roll:   12th Field Artillery Brigade

Campaigns Served:   France

War Service/Promotions:   Arrived in Liverpool, England, 11 August 1918. To R.B.A.A. Heytesbury, Wiltshire, on 12 August 1918. On 4 October 1918 embarked from Dover, Kent, England, to France. On 6 October 1918 to A.G.B.D., Rouelles, France. On 12 October 1918 Taken on Strength into 12th Army. Appointed Driver 15 October 1918. By 10 February 1919 he had contracted influenza and was admitted to 40th Stationary Hospital. His condition deteriorated and by 13 February 1919, he wasdangerously ill suffering from broncho pneumonia.

Fate:   Died of disease (broncho pneumonia) 26 February 1919, 40th Stationary Hospital, Br., France

Place of Death:   Le Havre, France

Place of Burial:   Ste Marie Cemetery (Division 64, Plot VIII, Row 1, Grave No. 4), Le Havre, France

Medals/Citations:    British War Medal; Victory Medal

Panel Number Roll of Honour AWM:   17

War Memorial/Honour Roll:  St Andrews Anglican Church, Summer Hill, NSW.; Orbost World War I Roll of Honour, Orbost, Vic.

There is also a pew in the Orbost Church, Orbost, Vic., to his memory given by Thomas and Gwen Hungerford

Grave of Neville Hungerford at Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France