Monday 3 August 2009

Corporal Ernest Horace Hammond, MM

Born on 27 November 1888 in Dubin, Ireland - husband of Mrs. E.H. Hammond, Pembroke, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as moulder, married, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 6 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 22 June 1915 (number 410299) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded accidentally on 22 March 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 7 November 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool on 8 or 18 June 1918.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown (award announced 19 February 1917): "For bravery in the field."

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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