The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Frederick Hammond|
Name of Ancestor: Frederick Grant Hammond
Ancestor's date of birth: 11/05/1874
Ancestor's date of death: 20/11/1935
Cause of Death: Heart Attack while out ploughing near Dixie.
Service Number: 299
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane
Unit: 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War Service
Murray Page: 473
Contingent: Third Queensland
Ship: Duke of Portland, Date of Sailing: 02/03/1900
Memorial details: Queensland Mounted Infantry Museum Enoggera, QLD
Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa medals with clasps.
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: April 1900 - April 1901 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including relief of Mafeking (16-17 May 1900), defeat at Koster River (22 July 1900) and defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), and advance on Pietersburg.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia June 1901 on Morayshire and train from Sydney. Farmer, settled 1919 near Terang, Western District, Victoria Had several teams of draught horses which helped prepare soil for farmers of the district. Carried out reserch planting of crops.
Name of Descendant: Marion Joyce Stott, Mooroolbark VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter