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Herbert lived at Birkland Ave,Mapperley he was born at Arnold in 1897, the son of James and Elizabeth Hammond and was educated at Arnold schools. In the 1911 Census he is shown as being 15 yrs and a pony driver (coal pit underground ) he worked at Gedling Colliery 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 George 29 yrs. He met a London girl who he most likely met whilst stationed in London whom he married in 1917.His wife was Nellie Mable Home and she lived at 14 Lowfield Road, West Hampstead, London
He was a member of the local Arnold Baptist Church and was employed as a coal miner at Gedling Colliery
13 Apr 1918
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Grenadier Guards
He enlisted into the regular army in 1912 into the 4th battalion of the Grenadier Guards. . On the 9th April 1918, General Erich Ludendorff, opened the second of a series of attacks on the Western Front during these attacks Herbert was killed in action. He is buried in Merville Communal Cemetery, France His elder brother George John 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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