HAMMOND, Francis Edward

No.5828688, Private, Francis Edward HAMMOND
Aged 32

5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of Illness in captivity on 16th October 1943

Francis Edward Hammond was born in Ixworth on 10th July 1911 (3rd qtr 1911 Bury St.Edmunds 4a:1813), son of William and Edith Sarah HAMMOND (née BYFORD). CWGC have Edith Elizabeth but the marriage registration was Edith Sarah.

In 1921 the family were at Hill Top, Ixworth, father a horseman.

He married Bertha Violet TIPPLE [22-9-1909] in 1937. In the 1939 register she was at The Stores, The Fen, Pakenham with Alice MIXER and Alice's son William. Francis and Bertha's daughter, Maureen, was born later that year. They were later at Oak Cottage, Pakenham and then Ixworth Thorpe (the latter fom CWGC)

Francis was captured at the surrender of Singapore to the Japanese on 15th February 1942

photos - Richard Poole

Francis, Bertha and baby Maureen

photo - 'gulfportbob' Findagrave Originally buried in Kanburi Paper Mill Cemetery, he was re-interred in Kanchanaburi on 29th January 1946

photo CWGC

Francis Hammond is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand 2:K:60
Also commemorated on the Pakenham memorial.

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