Arthur Hammond

Date of birth: March 1892
Place of birth: Southampton
Regiment: Hampshire
Battalion: 2nd
Rank / Service No: Private, 7923
Died: 29th April 1915, aged 23 years
Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey

 

Arthur was the elder of 2 sons born to George and Louisa Hammond (nee Abbott), who married in Southampton in 1891.

 

Both parents were born in the city, George in 1855 and Louisa in 1863.

George, a butcher by trade, died in the city in 1901.

Brother

Frederick James   b. 1899 Southampton   d. 1957 Southampton

 

Louisa remarried in 1906, to Frederick William Sibley. Frederick appears to have been a bit of a scoundrel, because he was sentenced to 3 months hard labour for stealing 275 hundredweight of coal on 15 August 1906 !!

 

The couple had 2 children, the second when Louisa was 47 years old !

 

It appears Arthur was keen to join the armed services, because he lied about his age when attesting in 1907….he said he had been born in 1890.

At the 1911 Census, Arthur was in barracks in Aldershot.

 

The 2nd Battalion Hampshires came under the orders of the 88th Brigade in the 29th Division.

The Division embarked at Avonmouth on 29 March 1915, bound for Gallipoli.

 

They arrived at Cape Helles (via Egypt) on 25 April and Arthur was killed whilst landing on the Peninsular.

 

 

Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 2nd September 2016
Updated:

 

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