9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Joseph Hammond was a son of James and Martha Hammond. James Joseph Hammond was born on 26th June 1892 in Desertmartin, Magherafelt, County Londonderry. Joseph was one of 11 children. The family worked on their farm. Joseph Hammond enlisted in Omagh, County Tyrone in November 1915. Private Joseph Hammond was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 24 years old. His younger brother, Private John Hammond, was also killed on that day at the Somme.
Thiepval is a village about 8 kilometres north-east of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted in the village) is on the edge of Thiepval Wood near the Ulster Tower, about one kilometre north-west of Thiepval on the Thiepval-Hamel road (D73).