Arthur James Hammond Unknown date of birth - 13 December 1917 Key details Contribute › Service number6/4053 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMSergeant AWMMCanterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 26), Page: 15 - No known copyright … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesArthur James AWMM SurnameHammond AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number6/4053 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMLabourer AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationR. Hammond (father)GeraldineNew Zealand AWMM Relationship status Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number6/4053 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsDistinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMMDCM. London Gazette 24 January 1919, p1255, Rec No 2409. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On August 30th 1918 during the attack on Rancourt this N.C.O was in charge of a 3" Stokes Mortar. By his able leadership he kept his Gun team and comrades well up with the Infantry and on several occassions dealt effectively with hostile machine Guns. During the first assault on the Village, with great dash he bought his gun into action in the open and in spite of heavy Machine Gun fire placed down such an effective barrage in a strongly hidden portion of Trench that our Infantry were enabled to rush the position. He showed great initiative throughout the operations and supported the Infantry with such effect that they were able to take their objectives with very light casualties. AWMM Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMMUnknown AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM4 March 1916 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM04 Mar 1916-8 April 1916 AWMMHMNZT 47 HMNZT 48 AWMMWellingtonNew ZealandSuezEgypt AWMMDeparted - 4 March 1916 - 8 April 1916Arrived - 8 April 1916 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM4 March 1916 AWMMNew Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) AWMM10th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company AWMMWillochra or Tofua AWMMPrivate AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in ActionCause of Death AWMM Report Discharge Contribute › DischargeWW1 AWMMSergeant AWMMCanterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death Date of death13 December 1917 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathYpresBelgium AWMM Death notesYpresBelgium AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery namePolygon Wood CemeteryZonnebekeWest-VlaanderenBelgium AWMM Grave referenceD. 11. AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember Arthur James Hammond by laying a poppy. Arthur Hammond Arthur Harry Neale Hammond Arthur James Hammond Bertie Lawrence Hammond Charles Edwin Hammond Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Arthur James Hammond Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCommonwealth War Graves Commission.http://www.cwgc.orgSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=16790847Archives NZ DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM26: 15 AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.