Arthur James Hammond

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand

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Informations service militaire

New Zealand
Force armée:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
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Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Trentham, Wellington, New Zealand
 —  Canterbury Regiment, 2nd Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Bois du Polygone, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Polygon Wood Cemetery
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Rangée: D
Tombe: 11

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Mon histoire

Sergeant Arthur James Hammond was born on January 17th 1894 in Te Moana, Geraldine (Canterbury, New Zealand). Before he enlisted in the army he worked as a labourer for his father. When he enlisted on November 17th 1915 he joined the Canterbury Regiment 2nd Battalion, part of the 2nd New Zealand Brigade, New Zealand Division.
After the Third Battle of Ypres, the New Zealand Division remained in the line in and around the Polygon Wood area.
On December 9th/10th the 2nd New Zealand Brigade took over the frontline. The 2nd Bn. Canterbury Regiment was in support, and occupied bivouacs in Polygon Wood. The battalion was set to work on the trenches immediately behind the front line. Arthur James Hammond must have been killed working on these trenches. He was buried at Polygon Wood Cemetery.
Sgt. Hammond received the British War Medal, Victory Medal, and Distinguished Conduct Medal. He received the DCM for showing gallantry and devotion during an attack in August of 1917 near La Basse Ville, when he single-handedly attacked an enemy machine gun, which was holding up the advance. He shot two of the crew and closed with another one, the remainder of the crew surrendered.

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