Remembered by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies with entrance gates, dedicated in May 1958, at Ransomes Sports’ Centre, Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich.


Born: 12th February 1905, Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Died: 15th December 1942; age: 37; died of Acute Colitis, as a Japanese PoW at Fukuoka #4 Camp, Moji City, Japan.

Captured: 8th March 1942.

Arrived at the Fukuoka #4 Camp 28th November 1942.

Residence: 53, Angel Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Employed: at Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 1831445.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 35 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, 89 Battery.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 3.

Yokohama Cremation Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Bertie John & Minnie Ada Hammond, of Hadleigh, Suffolk; husband of Violet Ellen Rose Hammond, of Hadleigh, Suffolk.




1911   149, Angel Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk.


Bertie John Hammond, 25, an Assistant Postman – G.P.O., born Hadleigh.

Minnie Ada Hammond (nee Durrant), 28, born Hadleigh.

Stella Cynthia Millicent Hammond, 3, born Hadleigh.


In 1927, Hadleigh, Frederick married Violet Ellen Rose Hynard, born April 1905, Hadleigh.

They had 1 son:

Desmond James F. Hammond, born October 1929, Hadleigh.



Frederick was a Public Works Contractor’s Labourer. He was living with his wife and son at their family home – 53, Angel Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Violet, a Matress Machinist.

Desmond, at School.


In June, 2015, at James & Sons Auctioneers, Fakenham, Norfolk, Frederick’s collection of medals were sold – 1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star & 1939-1945 Medal in box of issue + No Slip.

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