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Private Frederick Hammond

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Marion Joyce Stott, Mooroolbark VIC

Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

 


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