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Christopher Hammond

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Zeerust Cup, front (Auckland War Memorial Museum 0337) - No known copyright restrictions - No known copyright restrictions

Zeerust Cup, front (Auckland War Memorial Museum 0337) - No known copyright restrictions - No known …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Christopher AWMM
  • Surname
    Hammond AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    South African 2370 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Alexander M. Hammond (brother), c/o Auckland, New Zealand Tramways, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 24 March 1900 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Driver/Military AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Height, Unknown Period AWMM
    5 foot 11.25 inches AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father: William Hammond. Brother: Alexander Malcolm Hammond,who also served in the Boer War. Service number 5356, Private, 8 Contingent, C squadron.

    Married Alice Sarah Jeffs 1903 (died 26 July 1944 in Hamilton); 2 sons : Leslie and Selwyn

    5th Contingent in South Africa: Arrival South Africa. Volunteers from No 11 Company (Auckland) became 1st NZ Battery, Rhodesian Field Artillery. Rest of contingent were re-organised into A, B, C & D Squadrons in South Africa. C Squadron split from the rest & joined the Kimberley flying column, based in Kimberley. A, B & D Squadrons joined the 2nd Brigade Rhodesian Field Force on 14/8/1900.

    Movements: Ottoshoop 16-20/8/1900 [action] en route to Zeerust

    Movements: Kaffir Kraal 24/10/1900 [action]

    Movements: Venetersdoorp : 28/12/1900 - 23/1/1901

    Movements: Cyferfontein : Jan 1901-6/3/1901

    Movements: Ventersdorp

    Movements: Wildfontein 24/3/1901 [action]

    Member of the The Zeerust Cup Match, won by the “Right Section New Zealand Battery” in May 1901 while on active service in South Africa, was possibly New Zealand’s first representative rugby league match. A letter presented with the trophy noted that it was a token of friendship intended to remind the team of the happy days passed amongst the Zeerust folks.

    Returned to NZ Left South Africa on 12/6/1901 aboard SS Tagus (with 4th Contingent).

    1905: resided at Church Street, Onehunga

    1914+: resided at East Tamaki

    Had a variety of occupations: Groom, Railway Porter, farmer, Bus Driver, Taxi Proprietor

    Photo: Te Awamutu Museum ref: 516 / R23:5 of the 1st New Zealand 15-pounder Field Artillery Football Team, 1902

    The Zeerust Cup, a silver cup, is held by the Auckland War Memorial Museum and is currently on loan to the Rugby Museum, Palmerston North (2011).

    Auckland Museum Boer War Display – photo of “section of the Auckland Fifth Contingent which left by the Mapourika”

    Father was named Christopher Hammond. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 2 June 1950 AWMM
      Age 77 AWMM
      GraftonAuckland AWMM
    • 2 June 1950 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 78 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block K, Row 12, Plot 62 AWMM
    • Waikumete Cemetery AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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