Harold Hamer (1895-1914)

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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, HAROLD. Acting Bombardier No 1185. 2nd West Lancashire Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born 57 Scarr Wood Terrace, Lockwood, 23.10.1895. Youngest son of Joseph Hamer, of Scarr Wood Terrace, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Board School. Attended the Young Men's class at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel. Was formerly employed in the National Telephone Company's office in Huddersfield but, when the Government took over the telephone system, he was sent to Preston. Had served with the local Territorials in Huddersfield and transferred to the battalion in Preston. On the outbreak of war the Preston Territorials were mobilised and were sent to Edinburgh Barracks for training. At 7pm on 29.9.1914, his parents received a telegram from Craigleith Military Hospital, Edinburgh, informing them that he was seriously ill and that an operation was necessary. Two hours later they received a second message telling them that he had died. The cause of death was found to be a ruptured intestine, which had occurred during training. Buried LOCKWOOD CEMETERY. Grave Location A, 'U', 466.
ROH:- Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.

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