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William Ewart HAMMOND

Regimental number425
Place of birthBute, Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address'Rosney', New Street, Brighton Beach, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 8.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMrs Hammond, 'Ascot', Orchard Street, Brighton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year 3 months with Field Artillery in Africa.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLSGT
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Appointed Lance Sergeant, 19 August 1914.

Appointed to Postal Services, 15 May 1915, and promoted Warrant Officer, Postal Services, AIF Headquarters, Cairo.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 12 March 1916, and taken on strength, 59th Bn, Ferry Post.

Detached to School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 29 April 1916; rejoined Bn from detachment, 20 May 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 8 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 October 1919; (Appointment terminated (discharged), Melbourne, 11 January 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 July 1951
Age at death71
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Path A, Grave No. 26), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, HAMMOND William Ewart

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