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:
29.11.1945
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 Burma Green Force No. 3 Battalion Harry went to following Camps:

Victoria Point – removed landmines and repaired aerodrome.

Tavoy – repaired and extended aerodrome

Moulmein

4.8k

14k

75k

105k

Tamakan

Chungkai

Tamuang

Below:  Message sent by Harry mentioning mate A J Baker.

Photos below were taken pre-war.

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

 

forces.

Printed Newspaper October 1943

 

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

 

Harry Hammer – Discharge Papers

Camp Locations:

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