Harry John Hammond

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
Canadian Engineers Training Depot
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
July 29th, 1917
Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery - Pas de Calais, France - II.G.2.
Birth country: 
Birth city: 
Donald, British Columbia
Address at enlistment: 
20 Ada Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
243 Fifth Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
Trade or calling: 
Electrical Mechanic
Religious denominations: 
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action. He was killed near Loos by an enemy high explosive shell, about 5.30 p.m. on July 29th 1917. He was employed at the time in laying telephone cables to an advanced position, close to the front line, preparatory to the attack on Hill 70. 

BX August 20, 1917

Today’s casualty list reports Private Harry John Hammond of 20 Ada Avenue, Brantford as having been killed in action.

BC August 20, 1917

In the Ottawa list of killed reported from the front, is the name of Private Harry John Hammond, 20 Ada Ave., Brantford. His mother, who resides in Vancouver, spent the winter here with her sister, Miss Thompson, who resides at the address quoted, and the deceased had also been a visitor to the city. He is spoken of as a very fine young man.

BX August 22, 1917

Word was received in the city yesterday from the militia department advising of the death of Sapper Harry John Hammond, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Hammond of Vancouver, B.C. The late Private Hammond enlisted with the Divisional Engineers, Ottawa in October 1915, going overseas in January of 1916, and went to France in July following. The letters received by his mother, Mrs. Hammond, who spent the winter months in Brantford with her mother, the late Mrs. W.F. Thompson, were always of a most cheerful nature and up to the time of his death Pte. Hammond had not received an injury. Before enlistment, Private Hammond was completing a course in electrical mechanics at Westinghouse Hamilton.