Wednesday, September 28, 2016

George Asher Hamon

George HamonSerial Number and Rank:  2432, Private
Birth:  22 August 1893 Milton. Birth 1893/22664
Parents:  William James Hamon and Annie Dickson of Wason St Milton
Enlisted:  5 April 1916 Milton (second enlistment see notes)
Next of Kin:  F. William James Hamon
Service:  45th Battalion
Death:  29th May 1917, KIA.
Burial:  Neuve Churchyard, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Panel: S. 2.
Honour Rolls:  
Kendall Cottage Memorial – To Our Fallen Comrades
Croobyar Public School
Milton Methodist
Milton Methodist Flag
RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
Milton Primary School
Notes: as per Newspaper notice on George’s Death.

George Asher Hamon enlisted early in the war, and after being in camp for some time contracted pneumonia, his condition at one stage being serious. He recoverd and was discharged, returning home to Milton.

Regaining strength in due time he again sought to enlist, at first was turned down, but later was passed, and sailed for England in mid 1916. The though of being home while men were needed at the front was always tasteful to George Hamon, and he took upon himself the duty he deemed to be his.

He has been called back to make the supreme sacrifice, and though he would not return to us in the flesh his memory will be treasured as one who stood between home and loved ones and an avaricious and relentless enemy seeking to bring our nation under the accursed Prussian heel. To his bereaved parents and brothers and sisters and relatives we extend our deepest sympathy.

Sources: Newspaper clipping of the death and letters from the front from the 45th Battalion (no date on clippings). Hamon and Harper family members

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