Private Charles Hungerford


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present.

Charles Hungerford enlisted in the North Irish Horse between 3 and 5 September 1914 (No.1117 – later Corps of Hussars No.71239). On 1 May 1915 he embarked for France with D Squadron, which at the time was serving as divisional cavalry to the 51st Division.

In May 1916 D Squadron came together with A and E Squadrons to form the 1st North Irish Horse Regiment, serving as corps cavalry to VII, XIX, then V Corps until February-March 1918, when the regiment was dismounted and converted to a cyclist unit. This meant a 25 per cent reduction in the regiment's numbers, and it is probable that this was the time that Hungerford was transferred to the 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars.

On 1 May 1919 he was demobilised and transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve.