Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and St Luke’s Anglican Church Toowoomba Honour Board
Brother of 6014 Private Francis Cecil Hungerford and 1085 Corporal Sydney Gordon Hungerford.
In Egypt in February 1916, George Hungerford transferred to the newly-raised 53rd Battalion and arrived in France in June. Three weeks later he was killed in action at Fromelles. AIF casualties were 5,533 officers and men killed, wounded and missing, the worst 24 hours in Australian military history..
In 2009 - 93 years after the battle - George Hungerford's was one of 250 bodies recovered from several mass graves near Pheasant Wood, where they had been buried by the Germans after the disastrous battle. Their remains were re-interred at the newly-dedicated Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery in 2010.