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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Tourgeville Military Cemetery, Calvados, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Carlton
George was born in Carlton, Nottingham, in 1881, the son of James and Elizabeth Hammond. The family had moved at some time to live in Arnold, in the 1911 Census , he is single and a mine detailer (coal) and is living at Statham View, Plains Road, he is living with his parents, James 64 yrs a colliery labourer (above ground) and Elizabeth 55yrs who have been married 37 yrs and a brother Leonard 23 yrs ,a sister Florence 21 yrs and a further brother Herbert 15 yrs. George was a member of the local Baptist Church
He was employed as a coal miner
09 Oct 1918
102226 - CWGC Website
214504
Gunner
He served with the Royal Garrison Artillery and was with 504th Siege Battery in France. It was during an the artillery exchanges that George was wounded. He was taken to the Dressing Station and then to a Field Hospital where he died of his wounds when aged 37 year.He leaves a widow Frances. He is buried at Tourgeville Military Cemetery His younger brother Herbert Nelson Hammond also served and died during the Great War
The following is an article taken from the newspaper 'The Local News (which covered Bulwell & Cinderhill) dated Saturday February 15th 1919:- The bereavement sustained by Mr and Mrs James Hammond who now reside in Mapperley Plains, are very sad, their youngest son Pte Herbert Nelson Hammond, aged 22 of the Grenadier Guards has now been officially reported as killed. His father came to Arnold in 1874 and except for an interval of about four years at Carlton has lived in the district ever since. Herbert was born in Arnold and attended the British school and Baptist Sunday school in his boyhood days. In 1912 he gave up his work at the Gedling Colliery and joined his majesties regular forces. He fought in the battles of Mons, Marne, Loos and several other engagements being twice wounded. On recovering from his second wound he went to France in good time for the memorable March offensive, and on April 13 1918 was reported missing. His widow who lives in London and his parents have only just received the news that he has been recorded as killed on or about April 13 of last year. A second bereavement was sustained by Mr and Mrs Hammond in the death of another son George John Hammond age 37 years who was in the RGA. He was born at Carlton but during infancy was brought to Arnold, and the British school. After serving in the army throughout the Boer War he came home and worked at Gedling Colliery where he remained until April 1918 when he volunteered to serve his country again. He was quickly amongst the fighting and last October received a serious shrapnel wound from which he died on October 9 1918, and another member of the family is still serving having honourably done his bit and expects to be demobilised before he is much older.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Tourgeville Military Cemetery, Calvados, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    George John Hammond - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Tourgeville Military Cemetery, Calvados, France . Courtesy of Murray Biddle