Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
23431   Private John Hammond
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 22/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 27/08/1894
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
John Hammond was a son of James and Martha Hammond. John Hammond was born on 27th August 1894 in Desertmartin, Magherafelt, County Londonderry. John was one of 11 children. The family worked on the farm. It is believed John went to live his parents in Desertmartin. John Hammond enlisted in Enniskillen in August 1915.He was bat-man to Captain M A Robertson. Private John Hammond was serving with the 10th 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. His brother, Private Joseph Hammond, was also killed on that day at the Somme.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 788866
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 1 Castledawson
2 Curran Presbyterian Church - WW1 Roll of Honour Knockloughrim
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 40
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Hammond family 1901 census lists John as age 6 living with the family at house 26 in Luney, Desertmartin, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Hammond family 1911 census does not list John as living with the family at house 6 in Grange, Desertmartin, Londonderry
3 1911 Census lists John Hammond 1911 census lists John as age 16 living with his grandparents at house 1 in Curran, Desertmartin, Londonderry
4 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private John Hammond including photos
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 Private Joseph Hammond Brother of Private John Hammond
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023