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Frederick Wilson HAMMOND

Regimental number5033
Place of birthGibraltar
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressWharf Street, Cannington, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, T W Hammond, Wharf Street, Cannington, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 27 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This Non Commissioned Officer showed great pluck, daring and initiative on the night of 24th/25th February, 1917. He personally went ahead of the bombing party and reconnoitred PORK Trench North of GUEUDECOURT. Scouted out in front of trench so that the enemy could not spring a surprise. This work called for courage and coolness beyond the ordinary and a great deal of credit for occupying the trench is due to this Non Commissioned Officer.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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