Charles Hammond

First Name: 
Charles
Last Name: 
Hammond
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, November 14, 1888
Mother's Name: 
Catherine Hammond nee Pomeroy
Father's Name: 
George Hammond
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, July 23, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
56th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, August 16, 1922
Place of Death: 
Kiama Hospital, NSW
Details: 

Charles Hammond (Service no 3338) was born in Kiama, NSW.

At the time of enlistment Charles was single,  26 years of age, employed as a labourer, resided in Bombo, NSW and had previously served with the Militia.

Charles embarked on HMAT A17 - Port Lincoln with the 4th Battalion, 11th Reinforcements on 13 October 1915 and arrived in Egypt in November 1915.

Charles was transferred to the 56th Battalion on 13 February 1916.  He arrived in France on 29 June 1916 and saw service on the Western Front with the 56th Battalion.

On 2nd April 1917 Charles was wounded in action and admitted to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his left shoulder returning to the 56th Battalion in the field on 1 August 1917.

Charles was wounded a second time on 24 September 1917 and admitted to hospital for treatment of shrapnel wounds to his right arm. He returned to duty on 2 October 1917.

Charles returned to Australia in April 1919 and discharged on 18th July 1919.

Charles married May Staples in Kiama in 1922.

Charles died in Kiama hospital and the local miners donated half a day's pay for his widow and 2 children.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HAMMOND C

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