5830380, Private, Victor Reginald HAMMOND
Aged 24

2nd Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment
Died on Tuesday 24th August 1943

Born on 19th December 1918 [Stow Q1-1919, 4a:1203], the son of Sidney Walter and Ellen Flora HAMMOND (née CRICK), later of Brinkley. His father was Deputy Chief Constable. Victor's address in his will was Balham Villa, Granby Street, Newmarket.

In the 1939 register Victor, a solicitor's clerk, was at Balham Villa, Granby Street, Newmarket with his father Sidney W [11-4-1890] Police Superintendent; mother Ellen Flore [25-1-1891] a V.A.D.nurse and Dorothy A Perry [17-10-1894] a widow, V.A.D. nurse. There is one closed record

Victor died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese, captured at the surrender of Singapore to the Japanese on 15th February 1942

Originally buried at Tamakan Bridge Hospital, Victor was moved to Kanchanaburi on 29th January 1946.

Happier times- Newmarket Secondary School team 1934-35
Arthur Lister (back row left) - keeper Victor Hammond
known not to have survived the war

Family stone Newmarket Cemetery New GroundL:74

photo from asiawargraves.com

© Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Victor is buried on Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand Ref- 2.J.58

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