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Robert H. Hammond

Private

2nd Machine Gun Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Canadensis
  • Planted By: Miss V. Leviston
  • Plaque: 687

Additional Info

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Biography

Born in Ballarat, Robert Henry Hamond was a single 21 year old grocer at the time of his enlistment on the 8th of March 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on the 10th of May 1915.
On the 28th of August 1916 he was appointed Lance Corporal, but reverted back to private on the 13th of July 1917 at his own request.
Robert returned to Australia on the 17th of February 1919 and was discharged as medically unfit on the 11th of April 1919 after suffering with severe pneumonia.

Tree No. 687

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour