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Thomas Bishop HAMMOND

Regimental number3610
Other NamesTom
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R Hammond, Lilleshall Grange, Newport, Shropshire, England
Enlistment date24 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 2 and Reinforcement 3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A45 Hessen on 2 February 1915
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

FRANCE. For the period 8th AUGUST 1918 to 11th November 1918. 'This soldier has shown marked gallantry and devotion to duty at all times. He has carried out his duties often under the most trying conditions and heavy shell fire, with exemplary determination and regardless of his personal safety. As a runner on Brigade headquarters he has many times been called upon to deliver important operation despatches under very heavy shell fire and in all weathers, a duty which he has never failed to fulfil. His work under all conditions has shown him to be a very keen and resourceful soldier.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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