Victor Frederick HUNGERFORD

HUNGERFORD, Victor Frederick

Service Numbers: Q20251, Q155533
Enlisted: 14 June 1917, 4 years senior cadets
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 2nd/4th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Warwick, Queensland, Australia, 25 February 1899
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Telephone Mechanic
Died: 9/3/1977, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 9 March 1977, aged 78 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

14 Jun 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN Q20251, 2nd/4th Pioneer Battalion, 4 years senior cadets

World War 2 Service

5 May 1942: Involvement SN Q155533
5 May 1942: Enlisted

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

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

HUNGERFORD, Victor Frederick
Regimental Number:   Q20251
Unit Name:   Reserve Unit/Wireless Training School

Religion:   Church of England

Occupation:   Telephone Mechanic

Address:   Bridge Street, Toowoomba, Qld

Age at Enlistment:   18 years and 4 months                                                     

Enlistment Date:   14 June 1917

Next of Kin:   Father: Mr. John George Hungerford, Bridge Street, Toowoomba, Qld

Rank on Enlistment:   Sapper

Place of Enlistment:   Brisbane, Qld

War Service/Promotions:   He was in the Reserve Unit from 4 July 1917 to 11 December 1917. From the 11 December 1917 until 28 January 1918 he was a Private in the 12-4th Pioneers Tech. Unit, stationed at Moore Park, Sydney, where he went through Musketry School, passing in March 1918. He had already started at the Wireless Training School, where he was trained as a Sapper, learning about engines, cables, waggons* (sic), despatch riding, typing, and lots of physical training. This was completed 19 November 1918, when he was placed in A Company, until 30 December 1918, when he was discharged at the war’s end.

Fate:   Discharged owing to the termination of his period of enlistment. He married (1) Margaret Lillian Carswell (nee Taylor), 7 April 1928, Park Presbyterian Church, South Brisbane, Qld. Margaret died in 1938. He married (2) Mavis Evelyn Irwin c.1941. He also served in World War 2.

Place of Death:   9 March 1977, Brisbane, Qld

Place of Burial:   Toowong Cemetery, Toowong, Qld, Portion 21, Section 8, Grave 31/32