Image from 1919 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 5th November 1918; age 26; Died from Dysentery – Mesopotamia. Served 7 years.

Residence: 2, Coes Cottages, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 14th October 1914.

Served 4 years & 3 months active service in France and Mesopotamia.


Rank: Lance Bombardier; Service Number: 68140.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 13th Brigade, 8th Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 1. Column 1.

Tehran Memorial





1901   Mill Cottages, Holbrook, Suffolk.


William was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur Hammond, 37, a Brickmaker, born Ipswich.

Esther Hammond (nee Clarke), 28, born Ipswich.

Daisy May Hammond, 6, born Ipswich.

Frederick Charles Hammond, 4, born Ipswich.

Charles Joseph Hammond, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   Coes Cottages, 2, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.


William was 18 years old, a Brickmaker’s Labourer. He was living with his widowed father & siblings.

Arthur, 45, a Brickmaker.

Frederick, 14, a Printer’s Errand Boy.

Charles, 12, a School Boy & Errand Boy – Milkman.

Albert George Hammond, 9, born Holbrook, Suffolk.

Lily Eliza Hammond, 6, born Holbrook.

1 housekeeper & her daughter.


William’s mother, Esther Hammond, died 1907, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Arthur Hammond – father.



Royal Field Artillery, 13th Brigade, 8th Battery:

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