Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
27994   Private Joseph Hammond
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 22/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/06/1892
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Connaught Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave III-B-1
CWGC Casualty 4040417
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).
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 2 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 44
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Hammond family 1901 census lists James J as age 8 living with the family at house 26 in Luney, Desertmartin, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Hammond family 1911 census lists James Joseph as age 17 living with the family at house 6 in Grange, Desertmartin, Londonderry
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private Joseph Hammond including grave photos
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Private John Hammond Brother of Private Joseph Hammond
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023