Arthur James Hammond Unknown date of birth - Died 13 December 1917 PDF Print Share Key details Service number6/4053 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Sergeant AWMMCanterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth Place of birth Birth notes Occupation before enlistmentWW1 Labourer AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationR. Hammond (father), Geraldine, New Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number6/4053 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers 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 Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 Unknown AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 04 Mar 1916-8 April 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 47 or HMNZT 48 AWMMVessel was Willochra or Tofua AWMMPrivate AWMM10th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company AWMMNew Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 Sergeant AWMMCanterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Death About death Contribute › Age at death Date of death13 December 1917 AWMM Cause of deathKilled in Action AWMM Place of deathYpres, Belgium AWMM Death notesYpres, Belgium AWMM Cemetery namePolygon Wood Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM Grave referenceD. 11. AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary 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 2016 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=16790847Further ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C6234Further ReferenceAre you a relative of this soldier and want to keep his memory alive? With the ‘Wood of Peace’ project you can plant a tree in his name in 2017 near Polygon Wood, Belgium.http://passchendaele2017.org/en/evenementen/vredesbos-polygoonbos/Further Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM26: 15 AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.