No information has been found for G Hammond as to his birthplace or where he lived subsequently. The only reason he has been included in this schedule is the information contained in the “Church Magazine”, the magazine for the Parish (and various parishes in the area) from 1919 which stated that he had recently returned from the front.
Military and War: The only information that can be located is that Mr. Hammond was in the Suffolk Regiment, Regimental No. 27504 and that in a report dated 2nd Aug 1918 it was confirmed that he was in the 11th Battalion, Company B, VI Platoon of the British Expeditionary Force and that he had been wounded on the 22 Mar 1918.
We do know that the 11th Battalion (Service) (Cambridgeshire) was formed at Cambridge on the 25th September 1914, by the Cambridge and Isle of Ely Territorial Force Association. They initially occupied a camp at Cherryhinton and then moved to Ripon in Yorkshire in June 1915.
In May 1915 they came under command of 101st Brigade in 34th Division and moved to Salisbury Plain. On the 9th January 1916 they landed at Boulogne and on the 26th May 1918 they were transferred to 183rd Brigade, 61st (2nd South Midland) Division.
We know that The Suffolks were in The Somme defending the British Line at Albert from the Spring Offensive by the German Army known as The Kaiserschlacht. This action started on the 21st March and Hammond was wounded on the 22nd so it very probable that he was wounded in this offensive. Unfortunately, we have no other details.
Post War: Unfortunately, because we know so little of Hammond’s details (e.g. Christian name) we have been unable to locate any other details post war.
On the 1922 electoral roll no. 65 was F Hammond – is this the same family?