Garnet O Hammond
Garnet Oliver Hammond was born in Penarth in born 1882. In 1891 he was living in Salop Street with his parents Thomas W and Jane Hammond and his sister Wilhelmina. The 1901 census shows Garnet O Hammond, born 1883 in Penarth, living in Holland Park Avenue, Kensington, London. He was a Chemist’s apprentice presumably apprenticed to Charles Brumwell, the householder, who was a pharmaceutical chemist. There is no trace in 1911 census. Garnet served in the 2nd Battalion, the Border Regiment with the rank of Serjeant (service number 7083). He was killed in action on 25the September 1915 and is commemorated on Panel 68 and 69., Loos Memorial. His place of residence was given as Penarth. Garnet’s sister, Wilhelmina Mary, daughter of Thomas W Hammond (deceased) a surgeon, married William Francis Massey on 13th August 1900. Jane Hammond was a witness. Thomas William Hammond had died in November 1891. William and Wilhelmina were living at 83 Windsor Road (1901 census). Garnet was living abroad and on declaration of war returned to UK and enlisted. He was wounded on the battlefield at Armentieres on 18/12/1914 and remained for 37 hours before crawling back to British lines and being sent to hospital. He convalesced in Penarth and returned to France in May 1915.