Charlie Hamer (1895-1915)

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Charlie Hamer (1895-1915)

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

HAMER, CHARLIE. Private. No 3310 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Dalton Fold, Dalton, 20.10.1895. Son of the late Jacob Hamer. Lived with his aunt, Mrs Hartley, at 46 Chapel Street, Berry Brow. Educated Moldgreen Church of England School and Kirkheaton Parish Church School. Employed by Messrs Jarmaine and Sons of Kirkheaton as a woollen feeder. Single. Enlisted 7.1.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Was one of a party of four local Territorials who went out in daytime to capture a German flag and one of the party succeeded in bringing it in to the Territorial's trenches. Was shot through the head by a sniper on the morning of 9.11.1915, aged 20. Buried TALANA FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row F, Grave 7.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission