John Hammond


Name:   John Hammond
Nationality:   United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service:   Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Unit Text:   10th Battalion.
Age:   21
Born:   Desertmartin.
Enlisted:   August 1915 in Enniskillen.
Date of Death:   01/07/1916
Service No:   23431
Casualty Type:   Commonwealth War Dead. KIA.
Grave/Memorial Ref:   Pier and Face 4 D and 5 B.
Cemetery:   Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Additional information:   Listed on the Roll of Honour in Curran Presbyterian Church. Died the same day as his brother Joseph. Named on his grandparents headstone in Curran. John is named on the tablet in Castledawson War Memorial Hall as he was a member of the UVF, while his brother Joseph wasn’t. John was bat-man to Captain M A Robertson who was also killed on the same day.

2 thoughts on “John Hammond

  1. James House

    I have received a Somme 100 Poppy today. Included is a certificate remembering John Hammond. He will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

  2. Sam Hudson Post author


    thanks for that. I was at a Somme Memorial service in St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast on Sunday 3rd July when John and his brother James were remembered along with 16 other sets of brothers from Ulster who died on 1st July 1916.

    Sam Hudson


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