For the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, the Hungerford & Associated Families Society, Inc., are commemorating the service and lives given by soldiers and nurses during what was commonly referred to as “The Great War”. Each serviceman or woman has been researched and their service records consulted. Family members have assisted with photographs, letters and diaries.
Our soldiers served in Gallipoli, Egypt, Greece, Palestine, France, Belgium and Mesopotamia. Many also worked at headquarters in Australia and London, or in hospitals and depots.
Thirteen family members paid the ultimate price fighting for their countries. Seven died on the field of battle, two died as a result of their injuries received in battle, one as a prisoner of war, and three from pneumonia.
Those who served early in the war received the 1914/15 Star Medal, and most servicemen received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. The following distinctions were awarded: Distinguished Flying Cross (1); Military Cross (5); Military Medal (3); Mentioned in Despatches (4); Silver War Badge (1); Serbian White Eagle (1); British Red Cross War Medal (2); Service Medal of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (2).
The soldiers who served at Gallipoli are: Herbert John Bancroft; Percy Wellesley Chapman; Henry Robert Dundas Connell; Charles Hume Gillham; John Hewitt; Frederick Hungerford; Harold (Aubrey) Hungerford; William Hungerford; William Percy Hungerford; George William Johnston; Roy Wykeham Lindeman; Mark Rogers; Thomas Leigh Simpson; Charles Norton Wood.