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Arthur George Hammond

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Arthur was born in Blaxhall in 1899 to George & Ellen.When enlisting at Saxmundham it appears that he must have been one of the many young men and boys who lied about their age in order to join Kitchener's war effort.

Serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment, part of the 3rd Division, Arthur was killed in action at an unknown location in Flanders on the 24th of August 1915, shortly after his sixteenth birthday. Ironically, and remarkably, Corporal Arthur Hammond was the highest ranked of Blaxhall's volunteers.

He has no known grave, but is recorded on the Menin Gate memorial to the missing in Belgium.

Victory MedalBritish War Medal1914/15 Star