Etc. -- C. Bert Hammond died of wounds, 1918
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The following is a page 16 photo caption in the 26 Apr 1917 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Private Bert Hammond left Simcoe May 1915. 
Reported wounded. 

 

The following is from a page 1 article in the 22 Aug 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Norfolk Casualties

Private Bert Hammond, gunshot wound; son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hammond of Simcoe. 

 

The following is from a page 1 article in the 29 Aug 1918 issue of the Waterford Star.

Norfolk Casualties

Private Bert Hammond, gunshot wound; son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hammond of Simcoe.  

 

The following is from a page 1 article in the 29 Aug 1918 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Local Casualties

408791 Pte. Bert Hammond, Mounted Rifles, 
of Simcoe. Died of wounds.
 
 

A lightly edited, partial transcription of a page 1 article in the 
5 Sep 1918 issue of  the Waterford Star newspaper.

SIMCOE

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hammond were yesterday the recipients of sad tidings: their son Bert, reported wounded, having died of his wounds on Thursday, the 22nd inst., at No. 47 General Hospital in France. He was 21 years of age and was unmarried. 

Wounded four times in action since his enlistment in the early days of 1915, each time saw his return for service except the last time. He left Simcoe with Major Dugit in May 1915, and sailed for England in November 1915.

Two brothers are still in France, Walter, injured in the eye a few weeks ago, and Herbert, who is still carrying on. The youngest brother, Stanley, was invalided home in Jun and is to be operated upon some time some.

Mr, Hammond, the father, himself enlisted in the 133rd, but was rejected at Camp Borden before the unit proceeded overseas.

Previous to enlistment, Bert Hammond was in the employ of the Simcoe Wool Stock Co. He was born in England.

In addition to four of their five sons enlisting, Mr. and Mrs. Hammond each have several male relatives in the war.

This casualty makes the 27th of Trinity church soldier adherents to have made the great sacrifice.

 

Also see Bert's Attestation paper: side 1 | side 2


Private Bert Hammond

 
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