Albert Edward Hammarton

Informatie over geboorte

Stratford, Essex, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Algemene Informatie

Printer's Cutter

Informatie legerdienst

Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
British Expeditionary Force
Service nummer:
Dienstneming datum:
Dienstneming plaats:
Winchester, Hampshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
 —  The Rifle Brigade, 2nd Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
Plaats van overlijden:
No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station, Dozinghem, Westvleteren, België
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)


Dozinghem Military Cemetery
Plot: XV
Rij: C
Graf: 15

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille — 28/04/1921
Victory Medal
Medaille — 08/09/1921

Points of interest 4

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Dienstneming plaats
#3 Plaats van verwonding
#4 'Sterfteplaats'

Mijn verhaal

Albert Edward Hammarton was a 27 year old printer cutter from Stratford, Essex. Private Hammarton enlisted on October 31st 1916 and was part of the 2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade, 25th Brigade, 8th Division. During the second half of November, his battalion served in the area of Ypres.

On the 17th of November, the 2nd Bn. The Rifle Brigade relieved the 47th Canadian Infantry Battalion and moved into the line northwest of Passchedaele, in the area near Venture Farm. For 48 hours, they encountered heavy shelling. Nevertheless they managed to advance the line in the centre and thus straightened a re-entrant. On the 19th of November, they were relieved and went to Brandhoek, where they trained until the 30th. However, a lot of the men didn’t make it to Brandhoek. During the 48 hours in the line, 39 soldiers were killed, 22 went missing and 84 were wounded.

Albert Edward Hammarton was one of the soldiers who were wounded. He was taken to the 4th Casualty Clearing Station at Dozinghem with wounds to the face and a fractured left leg. He died of his wounds on the 21st of November. He was buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, plot XV, row C, grave 15, where he is still remembered today.

Not only did his wife, Emily Brice, lost her husband. Only two months earlier, on the 27th of September, their little girl Dorothy died at the age of three.

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Gebruikte bronnen
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Seymour, William W. The history of the Rifle Brigade in the war of 1914-1918. Londen: The Rifle Brigade Club, 1936. 164.
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The Long Long Trail
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