Frederick Maurice Hammond  1891 – 1918

Frederick was born in Shepherdswell in the fourth quarter of 1891, to George and Mary Ann (née Tickner). He was their seventh child and fifth son, of eight children. 

The 1901 Census showed him living with his parents and three brothers at Railway Close, and 5 Hillside Cottages, Church Hill, in 1911. At this point he was working as a gardener.

During the War, Frederick worked as a general carrier, apparently carrying on ‘the business’ on behalf of his brother who was in the Army, according to the Rural Tribunal in Dover, reported in various editions of the Dover Express. He stated that he was mainly carting coal and flour. 

He was originally granted a six month exemption certificate in December 1916 and tried to get this extended in March 1917, but no further extension was granted so it is likely that he joined up somewhere around May 1917. No enlistment documentation has been found to date, however it is known that Frederick died on 22nd August 1918, and is remembered at the Bucquoy Road Cemetery in Ficheux, France. 

He was 27, and had been serving in the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, service no. 29968.