The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hammer
First Name:
Harry
Nick Name:
Pop
Rank:
Staff Sergeant (Promoted on 9.2.1942 by HQ Coy Capt McEwen)
Regimental #:
WX8718
Classification:
Driver
Company:
Company Headquarters, No. 3 Platoon. (replaced W.O. II V. Keay, who was transferred to reinforcements)
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
Discharged:
29.11.1940
DOB:
18.02.1904
Place of Birth:
Boulder, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Harry Hammer
Mothers's Name:
Martha Hammer
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Tearooms Proprietor
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Chungkai, Tamuang
Return Details 1945:
Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Tamaroa

General Description

Prior to enlisting Harry had spent 4 years RANR.

He saw action at Jurong Road, Ulu Pandan and Buona Vista.

Harry was recovered from Thailand at war’s end flown to Singapore then sailed ‘Tamaroa’ to Fremantle.

With A Force Harry went to following Camps:

Victoria Point – removed landminews and repaired aerodrome.

Tavoy – repaired and extended aerodrome

Moulmein

4.8k

14k

75k

105k

Tamakan

Chungkai

Tamuang

 

 

Photos below were taken pre-war.

Harry 'Pop' Hammer
Harry ‘Pop’ Hammer
Harry Hammer & family
Harry Hammer & family at railway station.

 

 

Above:  Newspaper October 1945

Hammer - Coolgardie Miner 18 October 1945, page 1

Hammer Coolgardie P1 Friday 11 October 1946, page 1

Hammer Coolgardie Miner P2 Friday 11 October 1946, page 1 - Version 2

Hammer Coolgardie Miner P 3 Friday 11 October 1946, page 1 - Version 3

 

Hammer Coolgardie Miner (WA _ 1935 - 1954), Thursday 4 November 1948, page 1

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
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