Born: 1st January 1913, Coddenham, Suffolk.

Died: 19th June 1944; Age: 31 (alternative date of death recorded by the CWGC – 28th June 1944).

Residence: Ipswich.


Rank: Private: Service Number: 5825345.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion – Infantry.


Grave Reference:


La Delivrande War Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Walter Cecil & Gertrude Sarah Hammond; husband of Phyllis Irene Hammond, of Forward Green, Suffolk.


Father: Walter Cecil Hammond, born 10th October 1886, Woolpit, Suffolk – Died during the First World War of Wounds – 8th November 1917, a Private, Service Number 55588, of the 1st/4th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment. Laid to rest at White House Cemetery, Belgium.

Mother: Gertrude Mildred Sarah Hammond (nee Hines), born March 1886, Semer, Suffolk.

Gertrude re-married in 1920 to James Minns, born December 1888, Offton, Suffolk, an Agricultural Engineer. The Minns & Hammond family lived at Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk.


In 1940, Gipping, Suffolk, Alec married Phyllis Irene Southgate, born July 1920, Bosmere, Suffolk.

They had 1 son:

Graham Gordon Hammon, born December 1944, Suffolk.


Alec is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary’s Church, Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk.


1st Battalion:
September 1939: On the outbreak of war the Battalion was based in Devonport. It was part of 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division.
October 1939: They went to France.
May/June 1940: The Battalion were evacuated from Dunkirk and returned to the UK.
June 1944: The Battalion landed in Normandy (D Day). From then on was engaged in the North Western Europe campaign.


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