HAMMOND William Bent

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William Bent Hammond was born in Ely in Cambridgeshire on 6 April 1881 but moved to Empingham. He was living there with his wife Mary and their child in Mill Lane before the First World War. He was a horseman on a farm before joining up on 5 November 1915, enlisting in Loughborough. William went to France on 29 November 1916, and served until 30 November the following year when he was killed by a shell while serving with the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. He is buried at Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery, France, grave VIII.I.1, and is remembered on Empingham's war memorial. Another Empingham soldier, Charles Read, died on the same day but in a different engagement.

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3 images The grave of Mr Hammond
By John Stokes on Wednesday 12th November '14 at 1:30pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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